YAOAlso known as YAO-DI
One of the [WU-DI], the legendary Five Kings who ruled China after the [SAN-HUANG].His biggest claim-to-fame is that he invented the game of Go (Wei Qi). It was during his reign that several disasters happened. First there was the problem of the Ten Suns (see DI-JUN).
On top of that, the Yellow River burst its banks and caused a Great Flood. (Was this anything to do with GONG-GONG? We don't know.) But YAO instructed his officer GUN to deal with the problem. Which was somewhat unfair as he was still mopping up when SHUN came to the throne.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Yaow
Alternative names : YAO-DI
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