Chih Yü

Chinese - A war-god. Son of Shen Nung. He was a monster, half man, half bull, who rebelled against the rule of Huang-ti, helped by Chi Sung-tzu and Feng Po, but was defeated. He was said to have seventy-two (or eighty) brothers and all of them had heads made of bronze and ate pebbles or dust. He is said to have invented weapons of war when he collected the metal that spewed out when a mountain burst asunder. He is depicted as having the head of an ox made of metal. Sometimes called Chih Yü.

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