Friday, March 23, 2012


thanks to Demetria for submitting these:

Nu Kua: Dragon Mother of the Gods, Frog Goddess of the Ancients

The Gods and Goddesses of China

To the Chinese, creation was an act of bringing order out of chaos.  One myth tells of two beings, Hu (emperor of the northern sea) and Shu (emperor of the southern sea) who met quite a lot on the territory of the emperor of the center, Hun-tun.  Hun-tun was unusual because he did not have any orifices for seeing, hearing, eating or breathing.  Hu and Shu decided to fix Hu-tun at the rate of one orifice a day, they created openings for Hun-tun.  Hun-tun (Chaos) died on the seventh day.  At his death, the world came into existence.  The combined names of Shu and Hu mean lightning.  When lightning or an illumination of Light falls upon Chaos, life is created.  The 7 openings are also linked in Chinese thought with the mystical seven openings of the heart, the mark of a righteous man.

A story of the creation of humanity tells the myth of the Goddess Nu-kua.   Even after Heaven and Earth were split, there were still no humans.  Nu-kua modeled some out of yellow earth, but soon got tired of this process.  Then she dipped a rope into the mud and dragged it around so drops fell off.  Traditionally it is said that those beings she modeled became the noble and rich, while the drops became the humble and the poor.”

“In Chinese cosmogonic art during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.) two royal creator deities were depicted holding architectural implements that were used in the formation of heaven and earth--the compass and set-square (see Yves Bonnefoy, comp., Asian Mythologies [Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993], 234-35). In a funerary context these beings served as "doorkeepers" or "guardians of boundaries" who "marked the division between inner and outer" spaces (cf. Gen. 3:24; Ex. 26:31). The depiction of these deities signified "transfer to another realm." As early as the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.E.) the Chinese compass and square "symbolized fixed standards and rules that impose order on unruly matter." The Chinese deity who was shown holding the compass was associated with bringing "ordered space out of the chaos of the flood" (cf. the Hebrew concept) while the other, who held the square, was "credited with the invention of kingship" (Mark E. Lewis, The Flood Myths of Early China [Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006], 125-27).”


The Great Mother Electrodynamic in China - Sun Crow or Ocean Dragon Divinity?  - An excellent article that explores Nu Wa from the Naga Kanya connections of India and Tibet to the Harappan Valley to Central Asia and back east to Japan.  It explores her connection to jade and various Chinese cultures from 6000 BCE to today.  The author, Millennium Twain, explains Nu Wa/Na Ga as the Shakti part of Kundalini serpent energy… also, her connection to the glyph we call the letter ‘T’.  Great artifact photos, too!

The Twain article is referenced by this blogspot: “Phoenix Qi”. 

From Frog () to Nuwa () and Back Again: The Roots of Creation Myths (by Ye Shuxian, photos & commentary by Millennium Twain)
This book is very good and it is free online!  It comes to us through the auspices of Millennium Twain, the author of the above-mentioned article on Nu Wa and the Sun Crow.  Mr. Twain adds his addendum re: the goddess constellations of frog and dragon and the Japanese cultural ‘take’ on Nu Wa to the work of Dr. Ye Shuxian.  Richly illustrated with many photographs of natural formations, antiquities, etc., this is a must read for anyone who wants to know more about this Neolithic goddess who embodies frog, snake, silkworm, and dragon through the ages.

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