Wa is creating humans.
by the desolation of the earth, Goddess Nü Wa wanted to add something
exciting to it. “Why can't I create something that will look like
and water, she made a little figure and named him “human.”
She then created more humans in the same fashion in the hope that they
would populate the entire world. She worked day and night until she became
exhausted. She then dipped a vine in the mud pool and swung it about her.
Soon the earth was covered with lumps of mud, which in no time turned
humans lived a happy life until one day disasters befell them. Gong Gong,
a red-haired giant monster of half human and half snake started a war
for power against the god of Zhuan Xu. Defeated, he flew into a rage and
hit his humongous head upon the Buzhou Mountain, which was the pillar
supporting the sky. The impact sent the pillar into pieces. A large chunck
of the sky fell and the earth quaked and cracked. Huge forest fires and
deluges ensued. Seeing this, Nü Wa began to began to melt the five-colored
stones she had collected and forged a large piece of stone. With it, she
filled the big hole in the sky....
and translation by Haiwang Yuan, © copyright 2003
Last update: September 30, 2003