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Shun

by Micha F. Lindemans
One of the Wu-di, the five legendary emperors of Chinese mythology. He was chosen as the successor of Yao on the suggestion of Four Mountains (the ruler of the four points of the compass), instead of Yao's own son. He himself was later succeeded by Da-yu, Yu the Great.

Shun (2255 - 2205 BCE or 2233 - 2184 BCE) was said to have been an eastern barbarian, a potter, who cultivated his own fields. He traveled throughout the four directions and banished the ominous being guarding their entrances.


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