Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

XI SHI

Chinese Beauty Goddess

Also known as Hsi Shih, Shi Yiguang

Beautiful Goddess of Face Creams, Cosmetics and Perfumes

Daughter of a tea merchant in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), 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.

Xi Shi Facts and Figures

Name: Xi Shi
Pronunciation: Shee Sshur
Alternative names: Hsi Shih, Shi Yiguang

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Beauty
Area of expertise: Beauty

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1429

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Article last revised on April 21, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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