Nu Wa Goddess of Fertility
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  • It is said that Nu Wa is a creator deity who created mankind. She used yellow clay and molded figures in which she gave life and the ability to bear children. The reason why she created mankind and animals is because she felt lonely. On the first day she created chickens. On the second day she created dogs. On the third day she created sheep. On the fourth day she created pigs. On the fifth day she created cows. On the sixth day she created horses. On the seventh day she began creating men from yellow clay, sculpting each one individually, yet after she had created hundreds of figures in this way she still had more to make but had grown tired of the process. So instead of molding each by hand she dipped a rope in clay and flicked it around so blobs of clay would splattered everywhere; each of these blobs became common people. Nu Wa still crafted some people out of clay, these people became nobles.

  • Nu Wa is also known as the repairer. After a great battle between two gods the water god, Gong Gong, smashed his head into Mount Buzhou which was a pillar that held up the sky. The mountain collapsed and caused the sky to tilt towards the northwest and the earth to shift to the southeast. This triggered vast floods, unending fires, and the appearance of man-eating beasts. Nu Wa cut off the legs of a giant turtle and used them to replace the fallen mountain and support the sky. She then repaired the broken sky using stones of seven different colors, but was unable to correct the tilted sky. This explains the sun, moon, and stars moving towards the northwest and that rivers in China flow southeast into the Pacific.

Modern Scenario
  • A farmer hasn't had a good harvest for three seasons straight. All his crops are killed either by bad weather or pesky insects which would eat his crops. The troubled farmer decided to pray to Nu Wa the goddess of fertility hoping for fertile crops. The next harvest was bountiful and was very successful.

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