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Shen Yi

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Chinese sun god. When the earth was scorched by the heat of ten suns, he shot nine with his arrows and became the ruler of the remaining one. This feat earned him the title of "Heavenly Archer". The goddess Xi Wang-mu granted him the drought of immortality, and he went to the abode of the immortals. His wife Heng O tried to drink the draught too, but he caught her before she could drink all of it. As a result, she did not reach Heaven and had to settle on the moon. The wind god Fei Lian is his eternal enemy. Sheng Yi is portrayed with a sun in his hand.

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    Shen I

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