He was the Minister for Justice under the legendary Emperor Yao during the golden age of Chinese godliness.
His technique for sniffing out the truth is rather curious. Instead of questioning suspects and investigating the evidence, he just asks his goat.
This animal has a single horn and might seem a poor substitute for a unicorn, but it’s actually his magical pet Qilin.
Such creatures have a nose for the truth. When Gao Yao brings his pet into the courtroom, it heads straight for any guilty persons and prods them with its horn. Guilty!
Gao Yao Facts and Figures
Name: Gao Yao
Pronunciation: Gaow Yaow
Alternative names: Kao-Yao
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Justice
Area of expertise: Justice
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Article last revised on April 21, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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