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XI-HE

Chinese Light Goddess

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.

XI-HE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : XI-HE
Location : China
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Light
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Shee Huh
Alternative names : HSI-HE, HSI-HO
Popularity index : 4878
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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. "XI-HE: Goddess of Light from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Aug. 2014. Web. 1 September 2014.

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