Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Goddess of Wu Mountain

The Goddess of Wu Mountain
The Wu Mountain is on the east gate of Chongqing  Municipality of China. There is only one
route to visited this Grand Mountain and its history - The three Gorges of the Yangtze River.
This is the beautiful tale of the Goddess Wu and this Mountain.
This is how the legend of the Goddess of the Wu Mountain got her name in the legend of the China people...
One daughter of the Emperor Yan, named Yaoji is a beautiful and passionate girl who died before getting married. To show pity for her, The Great Emperor of the Heavens conferred on her soul the Goddess of the Clouds and Rain. 
In the early morning, she would be a piece of the beautiful clouds, drifting among the hills and canyons - while at Dusk, she would become a spell of drizzle, pouring out her grief and complaints towards the highest parts of the Mountain tops and flowing water.
During the Warring States Period, King Huai of Chu once visited the high Mountains, dreaming of Yaoji confiding her affection to him.
After he woke up, he ordered to build a temple here,calling it Morning Cloud Temple. Many years  later, a poet named Song Yu also tour around this Mountain and dreamt a same dream with King Huai of chu. He composed two Rhapsodies after he awoke, naming, Rhapsodies of Gaotang Peak and The Rhapsody on the Goddess.
It is said that the successful controlling of the flood by Yu the Great also owes to the help of Yaoji.
Later, Yaoji gradually became a mountain peak. Namely the famous Goddess Peak of Wu Mountain. Her maidens accompanying her then became the peaks of various heights, thus forming the present -day twelve peaks of the Wu Mountain. Waves leaping and tide rising. The Goddess of Wu Mountain always, stands there telling her stories.
I hope you enjoyed the legend of the Goddess of Wu Mountain of china.
Wendy... 
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