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 Gonggong? 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.
Yao Facts and Figures
Alternative names: YAO-DI
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on April 20, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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