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Chinese Mythology - Shao Dian 少典

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Shao Dian 少典 is according to ancient mythology the father of the Yellow Emperor 黃帝 and the Red Emperor 炎帝. He was later seen as the ancestral hero of the tribes settling in the region between modern Shaanxi and Henan.

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