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LEI-ZU

Picture of the Chinese Craft Goddess LEI-ZU from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Craft Goddess

Also known as LEI-ZI, LEI-TSU, LEI-TZU

Goddess of Silk and Silkworms

The wife of super-inventive HUANG-DI, she was not going to sit around playing with his silly wheels and magnets when there was important Godly work to be done.

She had discovered the secret of making silk, after finding a silkworm, a cocoon and a mulberry bush in a compromising position. From there it was a short step to silk farms, major industry and the famous Silk Road.

LEI-ZU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LEI-ZU
Location : China
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Crafts and Making
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Lay Dzoo
Alternative names : LEI-ZI, LEI-TSU, LEI-TZU
Popularity index : 4736

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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