Religion:Yu Shiqie

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Yu Shiqie

Yu Shiqie (Chinese: 雨师妾; literally: 'Rain Master Concubine') is a Chinese spirit or goddess of rain. She appears in the Classic of Mountains and Seas as the leader of a country called Yu Shi (雨师国); her "name" is a title indicating that she is the concubine of Yu Shi.[1][2][3][4]

Legend

According to the Classic of Mountains and Seas, Yu Shiqie exists in the north. Her skin is black and she holds a snake in each hand. In her left ear is a green snake and in her right ear, a red snake. Also, the Classic of Mountains and Seas refers to "One said that in the north of the ten suns, to the north of the ten suns, there is a black-bodied, human-faced person, whose each [hand] holds a turtle." This version refers to Yu Shiqie holding turtles instead of snakes.[1][5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Classic of Mountains and Seas, "Beyond the Seas - East"; quote: "雨師妾在其北,其為人黑,兩手各操一蛇,左耳有青蛇,右耳有赤蛇。一曰在十日北,為人黑身人面,各操一龜。" translation: "The Rain Master's Concubine is to the north of [the Fusang tree (扶桑) and the Hot-Water Dale (湯谷)]; her body is black, each of her two hands holds a snake; on her left ear is a green snake, and on her right ear a red snake. Another says that to the north of the ten suns, there is a black-bodied, human-faced person, whose each [hand] holds a turtle."
  2. "大荒第一美女的雨师妾,她的能力是现在亿万女性梦寐以求的技能!" (in zh). Sina. 6 October 2019. https://k.sina.cn/article_7071386455_1a57ccb5700100jzt4.html?from=mood. 
  3. (in zh) 古本山海经图说. 山東畫報出版社. 2001. ISBN 978-7-80603-521-4. https://books.google.com/books?id=9Z0dAQAAMAAJ&q=%E9%9B%A8%E5%B8%88%E5%A6%BE. 
  4. (in zh) 中国民间俗神. 云南人民出版社. 2003. ISBN 978-7-222-03631-4. https://books.google.com/books?id=9H8YAQAAMAAJ&q=%E9%9B%A8%E5%B8%88%E5%A6%BE. 
  5. "山海经:雨师妾就是雨师小妾?他是毕星、玄冥、屏翳还是共工之子" (in Zh). 简书. 5 August 2019. https://www.jianshu.com/p/038e2ab3ee07.