The Ancient Japanese tell of a Entity (God-Demon), called ''Shachihoko''. This is a Hybrid Being which is composed of the body of a Fish (Carp) and the head of a Tiger. Featued on many Temples and Shrines, The Shachihoko (when angered), causes heavy Rains to fall, which in turn cause flooding and destruction. However, when suitably ''pleased'' with offerings, Shachihoko is invoked to protect against fires. Many building of ancient origins were made of wood, and by placing an Icon of The Being on top (roof), the structure was ''protected''.