Xi Hou

August 27th, 2008 by sabrina

Xi Hou (pronounced SHE hoe) is the Chinese Goddess of the sun. She is the mother of ten suns—each morning she bathes them all in a lake at the eastern edge of the sky. The suns then climb into the trees on the shore, and the sun whose turn it is to shine that day climbs to the top of the tree. From there, Xi Hou places it in a chariot which is pulled by dragons across the sky. Xi Hou’s name, which means “Mother of Ten Suns,” is also seen as Hsi Ho.

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