The tiger is a symbol of courage and bravery and has the power to drive away demons and evil spirits. In Chinese paintings the tiger is the king of the wild animals and is a "yang" creature with a male principle. Tiger paintings are sometimes displayed in a office building in efforts to bring the company good fortune and strength. The tiger is the third sign in the Chinese Zodiac.
One of the Four Legendary Beasts in ancient China. It is often mentioned with the green dragon. The combination image of "a dragon with clouds and a tiger with winds" is the best partner to subdue ghosts. In Chinese ancient culture, white tiger has the function of warding off evil, dispelling disasters, praying for good harvest, punishing evil and promoting good, making great fortunes and having a perfect marriage etc.