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XI-HE
Also known as HSI-HE, HSI-HO

Goddess of Light and Mother of the Ten Suns.

During the old Chinese ten-day week, one Sun would appear each day, until at the end of the week they all gathered together at the Valley of Light in the east.

Being a doting mother, XI-HE would wash them, brush their teeth with Sunny Smiles Toothpaste and put them to bed in the branches of a giant Mulberry Tree.

After a while the Ten Suns became bored with this routine and ran off together, causing a terrible heatwave. Her husband DI-JUN was ordered by the Emperor to keep the naughty Suns under control, with disastrous consequences for them, but not for us.

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Article last updated on 15 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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ABOUT XI-HE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : XI-HE
Location : China
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Shee Huh
Alternative names : HSI-HE, HSI-HO
Popularity index : 351

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