A qilin comes from Chinese mythology--it's a chimerical creature that comes at the passing of a great ruler or sage, and is said to be good luck. They're seen as good luck, and were known (wrongfully) by westerners as the "Chinese unicorn." Qilin don't eat meat, don't trample grass they walk on, and only hurt the wicked. Also, they're really fun to draw! Go letter Q!