Chinese mythology

XIHE

Chinese Light Goddess

Also known as XI-HE, 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, XIHE 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.

Xihe Facts and Figures

Name: Xihe
Pronunciation: Shee Huh
Alternative names: XI-HE, HSI-HE, HSI-HO

Gender: Female
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Light
Area of expertise: Light

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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