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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 2, Nu Kwa Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Nu Kwa Summary and Analysis

Tales of the Goddess Nu Kwa come from the people of the northern provinces of China, once known as Chi' and known today as Hopei and Shansi. She is often depicted as having a fish tail. The legend of Nu Kwa tells of how she carefully crafts the "race of the golden people" from the golden earth and thus, the highly revered Chinese ancestors are created. As Nu Kwa works, she tires of her tedious task and resorts to pulling a string through the mud, creating the rest of the Chinese people. She brings wind and water for the benefit of planting, and she fills the Chihli Po Hai Bay with fish for her people to eat.

The world is eventually filled with chaos. Earthquakes are abundant and the animals eat the people. The Great Mother Nu...

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