PhotoHunt theme : Curse /People at work
While accompanying my elders on one of their temple visits beginning of the year, I took a picture of this Tiger deity.
Based on Chinese folk culture, people go to a Chinese temple that worship Tiger God to do a "villain hitting" ritual (打小人). The purpose is to curse one's foes using magic. :P
You may perform the ritual by yourself if you know how. There will be several elderly ladies in the temple to perform the ritual for you if you don't know how to do it.
One elderly woman performed this old Chinese ritual by using a slipper to hit a "villain paper" or an effigy, at the same time chanting to put a curse on the intended villain.
villain hitters at work
I didn't mean to eavesdrop but the elderly villain hitters were cursing loudly for all to hear. :D
Most problems were related to unfaithful partners, rivals, gossips or trouble at work.
Saw this displayed on one of the ladies' stall :
The Ancient Taoist Principle of Reciprocity
If you do me a favour, I will return a greater favour to you
But if you hurt me, I will not offer the other cheek.
If you insult me, I will punch you;
If you punch me, I will break your arm;
If you break my arm, I will break your leg;
And if you break my leg, I will put you in a coffin.