Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

XIHE

Chinese Light Goddess

Also known as XI-HE, HSI-HE, HSI-HO

Goddess of Light and mother of the Ten Suns

During the old Chinese ten-day week, one Sun would appear each day, until at the end of the week they all gathered together at the Valley of Light in the east.

Being a doting mother, Xihe would wash them, brush their teeth with Sunny Smiles Toothpaste and put them to bed in the branches of a giant Mulberry Tree.

After a while the Ten Suns became bored with this routine and ran off together, causing a terrible heatwave. Her husband Di Jun was ordered by the Emperor to keep the naughty Suns under control, with disastrous consequences for them, but not for us.

Xihe Facts and Figures

Name: Xihe
Pronunciation: Shee Huh
Alternative names: XI-HE, HSI-HE, HSI-HO

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

In charge of: Light
Area of expertise: Light

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

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