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August Celestial

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"Celestials" redirects here. For the world boss encounters, see Chi-Ji (tactics), Niuzao (tactics), Xuen (tactics), and Yu'lon (tactics). For the in-game faction, see August Celestials
Concept art of pillars dedicated to them. These can be found at each corner of the court on the Timeless Isle.

The August Celestials are four creatures that watch over Pandaria. They have a connection to the Ancients such as Goldrinn and Tortolla, but it is unknown if they are the same type of creature or visit the Emerald Dream as the Ancients do.[1]



They consist of:

The August Celestials in the opening of gates to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Temples of the Celestials

There are four respective temples dedicated to August Celestials in whole of Pandaria. Each of them houses the followers and monks dedicated to serve them.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • Though they are connected to the Ancient Guardians, the August Celestials might also have some relation to the Loa.


  • They are apparently based on the four symbols of Chinese mythology, with the Black Ox replacing the Black Tortoise and exchanging cardinal directions with the White Tiger.