Ts'an Nü

Chinese - Goddess of silkworms. A wife of the Jade Emperor. Her father disappeared and her mother offered Ts'an Nü as a wife to any man who could find him. Their horse ran off and came back carrying the missing man who then killed the horse which seemed to want to claim Ts'an Nü as the promised reward. The horse's hide, hung out to dry, curled itself round the maiden and they both disappeared forever. In some accounts, the girl turned into a silkworm. On occassion, referred to as Ts'an Nü, Can Nü, Can Nü, Lady Silkworm, Lady Silkworm, Silkworm Maiden, Silkworm Maiden, Ma-t'ou, Ma-t'ou or Horse Head Lady.

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