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Bai Di 白帝 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Di Zhi 帝摯
Bi Gan 比干 uncle of King Zhou 紂 of the Shang
Black Emperor one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Zhuan Xu 顓頊
Bo Yi 伯益 (柏翳 etc.) cultural hero of prehistoric China
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Can Cong 蠶叢 mythological inventor of sericulture and first ruler of Shu
Can Nü 蠶女 mythological girl related with the invention of silkworm breeding
Cang Di 蒼帝 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Fu Xi 伏羲
Cang Jie 倉頡 mythological inventor of the Chinese script
Chang E 嫦娥 Goddess of the moon
Cheng Tang 成湯 see Tang
Chi Di 赤帝 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Yan Di 炎帝
Chi You 蚩尤 mythological inventor of war, opponent of the Yellow Emperor
Chong 重 or Zhong son of the mythological Emperor Zhuan Xu
Chong Li 重黎 or Chong (Zhong) and Li one or two mythological persons, relatives and ministers of Emperor Zhuan Xu
Cowherd see Niulang 牛郎
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Da Ji 妲己 consort of King Zhou 紂 of the Shang
Da Yu 大禹 see Yu the Great
Di Jun 帝俊 cultural hero and mythological emperor
Di Ku 帝嚳 one of the mythological Five Emperors
Di Xin 帝辛 see Zhou
Di Zhi 帝摯 one of the mythological Five Emperors
Du Kang 杜康 the God of Wine
Du Yu 杜宇 mythological king of Shu
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Fu Hao 婦好 consort of King Wu Ding 武丁 of the Shang
Fu Xi 伏羲 mythological creator of the universe, one of the Three Augusts
Fu Yue 傅說 minister of King Wu Ding 武丁 of the Shang
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Gao Tao 皋陶 see Gao Yao 皋陶
Gao Xin 高辛 see Di Ku 帝嚳
Gao Yang 高陽 see Zhuan Xu 顓頊
Gao Yao 皋陶 minister of the mythological Emperor Shun
Gong Gong 共工 mythologicyl person taming the floods
Gou Mang 句芒 assistant deity of Emperor Fu Xi
Green Emperor one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Fu Xi 伏羲
Guan Gong 關公 see Guan Yu 關羽
Gun mythological father of Yu the Great
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He Bo 河伯 the God of the Yellow River
Hei Di 黑帝 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Zhuan Xu 顓頊
Hou Ji 后稷 the Lord of Millet, ancestor of the Zhou
Hou Tu 后土 God(dess) of the Earth
Hou Yi 后羿 famous mythological archer saving the world
Huan Dou 驩兜 mythological water hero
Huang Di 黃帝 see Yellow Emperor
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Jade Emperor see Yuhuang 玉皇
Ji 稷 see Hou Ji 后稷
Jizi 箕子 minister of King Zhou 紂 of the Shang
Jie last ruler of the Xia
Jun 俊 see Di Jun 帝俊
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Lei Zu 嫘祖 mythological inventor of silk spinning
Li son of the mythological Emperor Zhuan Xu
Ling Lun 伶倫 mythological inventor of musical temperation
Lord of Millet see Hou Ji 后稷
Luo Shen 洛神 Goddess of the River Luo
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Mi Xi 宓戲, see Fu Xi 伏羲 one of the mythological Three Augusts
Mo Xi 末喜 consort of King Jie 桀 of the Xia
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Niulang 牛郎 the Cowherd, husband of the Weavermaid (Zhinü 織女)
Nü Wa 女媧 mythological creatress of the universe, one of the Three Augusts
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Pan Geng 盤庚 ruler of the Shang
Pan Gu 盤古 mythological creator of the world
Pao Xi 庖犧, see Fu Xi 伏羲 one of the mythological Three Augusts
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Qing Di 青帝 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Fu Xi 伏羲
Queen Mother of the West see Xi Wang Mu 西王母
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Red Emperor one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Yan Di 炎帝
Ru Shou 蓐收 assistant deity of Emperor Di Zhi
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Shang wang Zhou 商王紂 King Zhou, last ruler of the Shang
Shao Dian 少典 father of the Yellow Emperor and the Red Emperor
Shao Hao 少昊 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Di Zhi 帝摯
Shao Hao 少皞 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Di Zhi 帝摯
Shun one of the mythological Five Emperors
Shen Nong 神農 mythological inventor of pharmacology and agriculture, one of the Three Augusts, see also Yan Di 炎帝
Shun one of the mythological Five Emperors
Sunü 素女 mythological person, inventor of the small zither
Sui Ren 燧人 one of the mythological Three Augusts, inventor of fire
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Tai Hao 太昊 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Fu Xi 伏羲
Tai Hao 太皞 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Fu Xi 伏羲
Tang 唐 see Yao
Tang the Perfect 成湯 founder of the Shang
Tao Tang 陶唐 see Yao
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Wang Di 望帝 see Du Yu 杜宇
Weavermaid see Zhinü 織女
Weizi 微子 minister of the last king of the Shang
White Emperor one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Di Zhi 帝摯
Wu Ding 武丁 first historical ruler of the Shang
Wushan, Fairy of Mount 巫山神女 local deity figuring in various poems and stories
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Xi He 羲和 Goddess of the sun
Xie ancestor of the Shang
Xuan Di 玄帝 one of the mythological Five Emperors, see Zhuan Xu 顓頊
Xuan Ming 玄冥 assistant deity of Emperor Zhuan Xu
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Yan Di 炎帝 mythological emperor
Yao one of the mythological Five Emperors
Yellow Emperor 黃帝 one of the mythological Five Emperors
Yi 羿 see Hou Yi 后羿
Yi 益 see Bo Yi 伯益
Yi Yin 伊尹 minister (Shang)
Yu 虞 see Shun
Yu the Great 大禹 mythological founder of the Xia
Yunü 玉女 Jade Girl, daughter of the Jade Emperor; Celestial servant
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Zhao Gongming 趙公明 god of money and of pestilence
Zhi 摯 see Di Zhi 帝摯 (one of the mythological Five Emperors)
Zhinü 織女 the Weavermaid, consort of the Cowherd (Niulang 牛郎)
Zhong 重 or Chong son of the mythological Emperor Zhuan Xu
Zhong Hui 仲虺 minister (Shang)
Zhong Kui 鍾馗 legendary person fighting against demons
Zhong Li 重黎 or Zhong (Chong) and Li one or two mythological persons, relatives of Emperor Zhuan Xu
Zhou 紂 see Shang wang Zhou 商王紂
Zhu Rong 祝融 one of the mythological Three Augusts
Zhuan Xu 顓頊 one of the mythological Five Emperors