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.
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.
- 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."
- "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.
- (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.
- (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.
- "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.
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