Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Mascots Fuwa - Bèibei[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Cultural inspiration: Traditional Chinese New Year decorative picture of lotus and fish; fish design from Neolithic artifacts. n traditional Chinese culture, the fish represents prosperity, as the character for fish (魚) sounds the same as that for surplus (餘 / 余). The "carp leaping over the dragon gate" is a traditional allegory of following one's dreams and achieving them. The patterns from Beibei's headgear comes from artifacts unearthed at Banpo, site of a Neolithic village of the Yangshao culture.
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