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Chinese Beauty Goddess

Also known as HSI-SHIH

Beautiful Goddess of Face Creams, Cosmetics and Perfumes

Daughter of a tea merchant in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.), she was famous for her beauty. Whether slim or plump, fully dressed or naked, her exquisite features took beholders’ breath away. She even looked stunning first thing in the morning.

The Prince Wu soon got to hear of this delightful female and summoned her to appear at court. With XI-SHI by his side, he soon forgot all about his princely duties, fell into a political daze and was promptly overthrown by supporters of the exiled King Yue.

Meanwhile XI-SHI, having helped rid the country of a corrupt ruler, lived happily ever after on the proceeds of an endless stream of face cream endorsements.


Name : XI-SHI
Location : China
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Beauty
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Shee Sshur
Alternative names : HSI-SHIH
Popularity index : 5453
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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Xi-shi: Chinese Goddess of Beauty (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 September 2014.

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