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Chinese Mythology - Huan Dou 驩兜

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Huan Dou 驩兜 was a minister of the mythical Emperor Yao 堯. He was a descendant of Chi You 蚩尤 and conspired with Gong Gong 共工 against Emperor Yao, so that he was dismissed and exiled to Mt. Chongshan 崇山. The book Shenyijing 神異經 describes him as a weird mixture of a man with different animals that lived somewhere in the south.

Sources: Li Jianping 李劍平 (ed. 1998), Zhongguo shenhua renwu cidian 中國神話人物辭典 (Xi'an: Shaanxi renmin chubanshe), p. 715. ● Xiong Tieji 熊鐵基, Yang Youli 楊有禮 (ed. 1994), Zhongguo diwang zaixiang cidian 中國帝王宰相辭典 (Wuhan: Hubei jiaoyu chubanshe), p. 8.

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