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HE-XIANGU
Also known as H QING, HE XIAN-GU, HE HSIEN-KU, HO HSIEN-KU

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Immortal Goddess of Ladies, Virgins and Housewives

HE-XIANGU is not a He, but a She — the only female in the EIGHT-IMMORTALS.

One day, trying out new recipes, she ground up a shiny gem, which was more than likely a stone from a Peach of Immortality. (LU-DONGBIN is rumored to have sneaked it into her shopping basket.)

She mixed the powder into a cordial and presto! Heshee Peachee, the flavor that stays with you forever. "Darlings, you simply must try some!"

HE-XIANGU found after a sip or two that she could fly over mountains. At first she used this talent to fill her larder with new and exotic fruits from places far away. But it wasn't long before she spotted other immortals on her travels and threw her lot in with them.

With her emblem the self-raising lotus flower, she is the patron deity of virgins and unmarried ladies. She is also a celebrity chef and Goddess of Housekeeping. Which is all the more remarkable because after a slap-up lunch with LU-DONGBIN she never felt the need to eat again.

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Article last updated on 07 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT HE-XIANGU : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HE-XIANGU
Location : China
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Huh Shee-yen Goo
Alternative names : H QING, HE XIAN-GU, HE HSIEN-KU, HO HSIEN-KU
Popularity index : 699

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