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In every culture there is a godgoddess who stands out above the others In Chinese legends the deity that stands out above the rest is the goddess Nu Wa In all readings it is only good things that being written about this goddess She is credited not only with the creation of man but also restoring order between the heavens and earth She is not only the most humble and caring of all deities but also one of the most important in Chinese mythology Maybe the best way to describe Nu Wa is to simply call her a mother figure What other title would be better for the one who took yellow clay and mud and brought them to life bringing forth humans and all other living things Or would it be more appropriate to call her mother Nu Wa because it was Fu Xi and her whom were the first couple to be wedded and later with the consent of the gods given the right to create other people This is why in the second month of every lunar year thousands of people pray and offer sacrifices to her in search of love and fertility Nu Wa is also the goddess that young newly wedded couples go to in order to ask for a daughter or a son Even with all her great accomplishments Nu Wa is still a humble figure There was a time when the four pillars had collapsed and the Nine Regions were divided During this period fire and water had a war fires rushed throughout the land without cease and oceans rose and flooded everything else Not only this but beasts and dragons also were devouring the people of Chuan Seeing all of her children in such pain Nu Wa decided something had to be done Making mortar out of rocks and pebbles she had gathered Nu Wa then went to patch up the falling heavens To make sure
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