The Chinese were the first people to develop the compass about 4000 years ago. It was said that the very first compass was found in the times of the Yellow Emperor (about 25th Century BC). According to popular legend, the Luopan was presented to the Yellow Emperor by the Goddess of the Nine Heavens to assist him in his heroic battle against the evil wizard's clan. Over the centuries, the Luopan has been reformed, redefined and altered according to new discoveries in land and directional theories by the respective dynasties' Kanyu experts (today called Feng Shui masters). The Luopan has since then became an indispensable tool for the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui.This mini Luopan compass can be used to check the Feng Shui in your home or you can use it as a mean for interior déco.