Xi Wang Mu
The Great Goddess of Taoists holds the sacred ling zhi fungus and one of her life-giving peaches. She wears the emblem of the White Tiger of the West, and is attended by the three-legged raven. She can also be seen accompanied by a nine-tailed fox, a seven-horned white stag, a dancing frog or the moon-hare pounding herbal elixir.
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Xi Wang Mu is called “the
Original Breath of the
The name Xi Wang Mu means Queen
Mother of the West, and can also be translated as Grandmother of the West.
She is very ancient, as shown by a Shang dynasty oracle bone inscription
refers to making "offering to the Eastern Mother and the Western
© 2002 Max Dashu
Copyright 2000 Max Dashu
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