The Zheng. A beast from the mythologies of China that was reported to have lived amongst the creatures of this world. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead. It was red and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones.
Xihe or Hsi-ho [羲和] was a sun goddess in Chinese mythology. One of the two wives of Emperor Jun (along with Changxi), she was the “mother” of ten suns, in the form of three-legged birds. They resided in a mulberry tree in the eastern Fusang sea. Each day Xihe bathed one of her children in the river; one would fly up into the sky and be the Sun for each day. #myth
Nüwa was a serpent deity from ancient Chinese mythology. Sometimes she is pictured as a gorgeous woman, other times she is shown possessing a woman’s head but the body of a powerful snake. Nüwa was the creator of humankind and remained a powerful benefactor to people and all living creatures (many of which were also her handiwork).
Chang’e or Chang-o [嫦娥] is the Chinese goddess of the Moon. Unlike many lunar deities in other cultures who personify the Moon, Chang’e only lives on the Moon. In one version of the Chang’e legend, she was a beautiful young girl working in the Jade Emperor’s palace in heaven, where immortals, good people and fairies lived. One day, she accidentally broke a precious porcelain jar. Angered, the Jade Emperor banished her to live on earth. #myth