Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Fu Hsi

Pinyin �Fu Xi�, formally (Wade-Giles romanization) �T'ai Hao (Chinese: �The Great Bright One�)�, also called �Pao Hsi�, or �Mi Hsi� first of China's mythical emperors. His miraculous birth, as a divine being with a serpent's body, is said to have occurred in the 29th century BC. Some representations show him as a leaf-wreathed head growing out of a mountain or as a man clothed with animal skins. Fu Hsi is said to have discovered the famous Chinese trigrams used in divination and thus to have contributed, in


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