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XI-SHI
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.

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Article last updated on 15 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT XI-SHI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : XI-SHI
Location : China
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Shee Sshur
Alternative names : HSI-SHIH
Popularity index : 309

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