The took over after the SAN-HUANG.
The first was HUANG-DI, popularly known as the Yellow Emperor, followed by Zhuan-Xu, Di-Ku, Emperor YAO, and finally SHUN.
Although tall tales and unlikely legends make China’s earliest history seem like a fairytale, the WU-DI were actual genuine historical figures who lived around 4,500 years ago.
Scholars have waged many paper wars over their exact names and dates. But we will remain aloof and let them fight it out
Article last updated on 25 August 2014
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Wu-di: Chinese Ruler God." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Aug. 2014. Web. 19 September 2014.