Hsi Ho

Chinese - A deity, male or female. In some versions, Hsi Ho was a charioteer of the sun while others regard 'him' as a female deity, mother of the sun. In this latter role, she was the mother of the ten suns which one day appeared in the sky all at the same time. The archer, I, shot down nine of them, each of which hit the earth as a three-legged crow. In later years, Hsi Ho became two seperate males, Hsi and Ho, officials in charge of the calendar. Although there were three Hsi and three Ho, Hsi Ho is regarded as one being incorporating all six of them. Also known as Hsi Ho.

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