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Shiji 史記 Annals of the Xia 夏本紀 The Story of Da Yu – English translation

Another part of the Shi Ji annals  written by the Han historian Shima Qian a century before the time of Jesus. Shima Qian referred to ancient sources in his writings, that are not extant anymore.  This chapter is about Yu the Great – Da Yu – whose father Gun failed to control the post Flood swelling lakes and rivers, and paid for it with his life! He was slain by ZhuRong

Yu his son took over the job, not just to save his own life, but most likely to save his family’s honour and reputation. Yu was known for his unswerving fealty to the emperor Shun that compelled him to finish the job, not even considering to return to his wife and children, even though he passed by his home in the course of his labours. For his faithfulness the Emperor chose him as his successor and Yu became the founder of he Xia dynasty.

夏禹,名曰文命。禹之父曰鯀,鯀之父曰帝顓頊,顓頊之父曰昌意,昌意之父曰黃帝。禹者,黃帝之玄孫而帝顓頊之孫也。禹之曾大父昌意及父鯀皆不得在帝位,為人臣。
Yu of Xia was styled Wenming. Yu’s father was Gun, whose father was the Emperor Zhuanxu, whose father was Changyi, whose father was Huangdi; so Yu was Huangdi’s great-great-grandson, and Zhuanxu’s grandson. Yu’s great-grandfather Changyi and his father Gun were both unable to sit on the Imperial throne, being simply officials. (see our diagram below)

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中國神話的苗族說明證實了諾亞洪水的歷史

By Power Point Paradise • April 15, 2011 • 1 Comment — 4,784 views  article in English here!
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Vishnu

每一位在中國、台灣以及大中華地區的學子們很早就已經學過中國的始祖和歷史。 但大部分的中國古老歷史都被修飾美化超過近4500年而且演變成了神話。因此現今21世紀的中國人對於他們最早的祖先相當模糊,若不是這篇文章裡揭露這有 趣的發現,直到末日前,他們可能對自己最早的祖先仍然是模糊不清的。

– 中國歷史和神話簡介 –

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Fuxi Nüwa & Chinese Mythology Clarified by Miao Legend Confirms Noah’s Flood History!

by Lu Paradise • February 21, 2011 • 32 Comments • 13,599 views

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Patriarchs Fu Xi and Nu Wa

Fu Xi and Nü Wa pictured with dragon tails intertwined. (Picture by Ma Lin 160 AD)
Every school-child in China, Taiwan, and other Chinese places, learns already early on about their original Chinese patriarchs and their histories. But the most ancient Chinese history has become quite embellished over 4 1/2 thousand years and changed into mythology. As a result, the 21st Century Chinese are quite confused about their earliest primo-genitors, and if it weren’t for a very interesting discovery that this article reveals, their earliest patriarchs would have stayed obscure until the end of time.

中國神話的苗族說明證實了諾亞洪水的歷史

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE HISTORY & MYTHOLOGY:
The “Sān Huáng Wǔ Dì”

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