Sima Qian’s History book Shi Ji‘s fascinating chapter on the ‘Annals of the Five Emperors’, doesn’t feel like mythology at all. It reads like genuine early Chinese history studded with names and facts about their early patriarchs!
Of course the powerful rulers of the entire ancient world and offspring of Ouranoh–Manu-Noah, like Cronus-Ham, Yapheti Japheth, Mizraim-Zeus, Naptuhim-Neptune, Atlas, Poseidon-Sidon, etc., were all considered ‘gods’ by all the early peoples and civilisations, just because these patriarchs lived a very long time! Much longer than their own 3rd, 4th generational offspring, who actually died before them. Noah 600 years old at the Flood lived another 350 years more. Shem died at 600! Mizraim-Zeus, acc. to Arab literature, made it until 700!
When you read this histography of the earliest Chinese patriarchs who migrated into ShanXI or Xian, near the yellow river basin and plateau, you see how they were all related to each other and that there were already emperors and that most of them until Emperor Yao were the offspring of Huang Di! It almost sounds like a dynasty.
Also HuangDi’s forebear ShenNong is mentioned, who was 7-14 generations before Huang Di, but lived long enough to be his friend and mentor! Read this amazing account written around 100 BC, some 2000 years after the facts, and check the names with our diagram of relationships between them. ENJOY! Continue reading ShiJi’s 史記 Annals of the Five Emperors 五帝本紀 Ain’t No Myth! (English & Chinese)