Said that the custom of New Year's scrolls, some began more than a thousand years ago, Shu period, which is a history as a certificate. Moreover, according to "jade candle Collection", "Yenching at the age of mind" and other works recorded New Year's couplets of the original form is what people call "Tao Fu."
In ancient Chinese mythology, the legend there is a ghost town of the world, among them, the mountains, the mountains are a big coverage of 3000 where peach trees, trees on a golden rooster. Whenever the early morning when the Golden Rooster Bell night wandering ghosts will go back to ghost town. Re-cycle the door is located in the northeast peach tree, the door stood two god-man called God tea, Yu Lei. If the ghosts at night, did the murderous things, God tea, Yu-base will immediately find and catch it with a mountain to do a rope reed tied it up, sent to feed tigers. And thus the world of ghosts fear God Tu, Yu Lei. Mahogany carved with folk on their appearance, on their own doorstep, in order to ward off evil anti-harm. Later, people just board inscribed with God in the cherry wood tea, Yu Lei's name, believing it can do the same town of evil to evil. This Mahogany board later was called "Tao Fu."
By the Song Dynasty, people started writing couplets in cherry wood board, a town of evil without losing the meaning of cherry wood, 2 to express their good wishes, three decorative portals, in order to aesthetics. Again a symbol of festivity in the auspicious couplets written on red paper, when the spring attached to doors and windows on both sides to express the people to pray for blessing and bringing good wishes for the coming year.
In order to pray for one of the Fu-Corning, a number of local people in colorful paste door god habits. It is said that the door to put up two door gods, all demons would be terrified. In the civil society, door god is a symbol of righteousness and force, the ancients believed that looks surprisingly tend to have a wonderful disposition and exceptional ability. They carefully upright kind, Buffy the escapement magic is their nature and responsibilities, that people admired Buffy the Fearless Zhong Kui, that is such a strange strange-shaped phase. Therefore, the door god people are always angry staring eyes, looks ferocious, holding a variety of traditional weapons, ready to come with the courage to come to fight the ghosts. As the door of our homes, usually two off, so keeper are always in pairs.
Tang Dynasty, in addition to the God of the past, Tu and Yu Lei 2 will be outside, it is again the Tang Dynasty Qin Shubao and Yuchi Jingde two generals as a goalkeeper. According to legend, Emperor Taizong sick, I heard ghosts outside the call sign, no peace all night. So he let the two generals stand hand-held weapons, guarding the door the next day, no more ghosts on the night of the harassment. Subsequently, the Emperor Taizong people put down on canvas the image of the two generals attached to the door, this custom began to spread widely in the folk.