Kings of Paleolithic and Neolithic in History of China
There is an ancient Chinese book named the Classic of Mountains and Seas, which was predictably finished around 5000 years ago and the actual writer was unknown. This miraculous book includes hundreds of mountains, rivers, historical figures, mythical animals, states, legends, customs, etc., based on their different geological locations. It is a combination of reality and myth and legend; from the description of the wondrous and fantastic world in the book, people could find many of the prototypes even in the current world.
This book records an era of mysterious celestial and brave heroes with influential contributions. The boundary between humans and celestial was quite blur; supernaturals could come to the civilian’s world and help them, while excellent people could become immortals because of their great accomplishments. Together, they changed the world and made it a better place to live, through their diligence, strong will, and exceptional courage. This is the origin of Chinese people’s Ancestor Worship, and the initial stage of Chinese culture.
Sui Ren — Ancestor of Fire
Tens of thousand years ago, China was sporadically inhabited by some primitive human. They hunted in the forest and ate raw food.
Then the mysterious Sui Ren showed up, no one knew where he came from. Unlike other people who were scared of thunder and burning, he found fire could bring him warmness and make meat taste better. Thereafter, he started to actively search for burnt food and a means of keeping natural fire as long as possible. Soon, inspired by sparks from bird pecking trees, he successfully made fire by drilling woods. From that time on, primitive human could eat cooked food and stay warm in cold days; he opened up a brand new chapter in the history of China.
Sui Ren also taught primitive humans how to keep records by tying knots on different colors of strings. Then he stayed at the peak of mysterious Mount Kunlun, observed the world, and named lots of stars, mountains, rivers, seas, and animals; he for the first time separated humans from animals and draw a clear boundary between them.
Sui Ren then became king of his clan, also the first honorable king in the history of China. His remarkable contribution helped primitive humans well prepared to step into a better and more cultivated world. In a Chinese city named Shang Qiu where he had lived before, there was his mausoleum, when and who built it was untraceable.
Fu Xi — Ancestor of Chinese Culture and Sacred Creator
Around 5000 years ago, a young woman accidentally walked into a huge and mysterious footprint and then got pregnant. On the 18th of March in Chinese Calendar, she gave birth to this magic baby boy, named Fu Xi.
Fu Xi grew up into a very ingenious clan leader and made contributions in creating Chinese culture, which made him a great king. He helped people with nomenclature family names and established basic wedding ceremony rules, including not to marry very close kins. The permanent totem dragon was recorded by him as well.
Most noteworthy, he discovered Tai Ji, Yin Yang, Five Elements, and the Eight Diagrams, the most essential foundation ideologies of Chinese philosophy, mythology, and Taoism Religion, based on his continued observation of nature. Since then, divination using the Eight Diagrams has become the most important ceremony throughout the history of China.
Later, Fu Xi taught people how to keep livestock and invented net to do fishing; besides hunting, people were able to get more types of food and gained better chances to survive. He also created some musical instruments to entertain people and wrote songs to accompany those compositions.
He and his wife had four sons on Mount Kunlun; after they grew up, they went to different places and developed four big clans. Today, many memorial activities are holding near his mausoleum every year, showing people’s gratitude and respect to this mysterious and exceptional ancestor of Chinese Culture.
Lady Fu Bao — Magical Pregnancy
Fu Bao was a queen of a big clan in the history of China, while her husband was a descendant of the sacred creator Fu Xi.
One day, when Fu Bao was sightseeing in a beautiful place, a dragon suddenly showed up and flew around her for a while. Later she found she was pregnant and gave birth to a special baby boy.
This boy had a human’s face, but also had two horns; he could talk and walk within a week after his birth. When he was 5 years old, he was capable of planting plenty of crops. This intelligent boy was the future Flame Emperor (Yan Di).
Years later, Fu Bao and her husband were promenading in the evening when they came into a big thunder. A streak of shining light circled the Big Dipper and then rushed towards them, later this light melted into Fu Bao’s belly.
After 25 months of pregnancy, another special baby boy came into the world. He was super smart and handsome and was able to talk immediately after he was born; his toes looked like dragon’s and his head could rotate to 360 degrees. This magical boy was the future Yellow Emperor (Huang Di).
Fu Bao’s two mysteriously born boys became kings of two powerful clans in the history of China; their tribes are widely respected as the origin of Chinese culture. Till now, Chinese people still claim themselves the decedent of Yan and Huang.
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