Everyone knows the story of Hou Yi shooting at the sun. So how did he die? When was Hou Yi from? The following China story net Xiaobian will bring you a detailed introduction. Let’s have a look!
Hou Yi was a man of the Xia Dynasty. During the Taikang period, Houyi tribe rose. Houyi thought he had enough ability to compete with the Xia Dynasty. Hou Yi hid his strength and bided his time in the lower reaches of the Yellow River to become the ruler of the Xia Dynasty. Hou Yi’s archery skills were so superb that he could return home with a full load every time he hunted.
Hou Yi’s bow and arrow, also known as “Hou Yi’s bow for shooting the sun”, is one of the ten great artifacts of the great famine, and Hou Yi’s bow for shooting the sun ranks fifth among them. In the book of mountains and seas, the Ten Suns are the children of the emperor of heaven. They take turns on duty at the edge of the East China Sea every day to bring light and warmth to the world. The Suns thought such a day was too boring, so they agreed to travel in the sky together.
In the early morning of the next day, ten suns appeared in the sky together, and the life of the people was miserable. After the God of heaven knew the sufferings of the world, the emperor of heaven wanted to send Archer Hou Yi to the world to help Yao save the people from fire and water. After receiving the order, Hou Yi rushed to the world with a sun shooting bow. Hou Yi’s bow was red and the arrow was white. Archer Hou Yi opened the bow and instantly destroyed nine suns. Later, Yao thought that people needed a sun for production and life, so he asked Hou Yi to stop shooting. Hou Yi’s shooting at the sun was praised by heaven and the world, but was envied by other gods. They went to the emperor of heaven to speak ill of Hou Yi. Chang Jun, the emperor of heaven, believed it. He gradually alienated Hou Yi and relegated him to the world.
The story of Hou Yi shooting at the sun has been handed down for thousands of years and has been talked about with great relish. Later, people combined fairy tales with modern elements and used “Hou Yi’s bow and arrow” in the game, giving it infinite power. In the novel The Legend of immortal swords and chivalrous men, Hou Yi’s bow and arrow was named “Shenshou bow”, which was a weapon given to Hou Yi by Feipeng, a general of the heaven. Feipeng also told him two ways to use this bow and arrow in order to make Hou Yi skillful. The first is the “moon returning to the truth” technique, and the second is the “nine sky sunset arrow technique”. The first method is created by Feipeng, and the second method is created by the joint efforts of the arrow God.
During the Western Han Dynasty, Liu An wrote a book called Huainanzi, which recorded the death of Hou Yi. It is mentioned in the book that Hou Yi was killed by his disciple Pang Meng. First, he killed Hou Yi with a peach tree branch; Another is that he shot Hou Yi with a bow and arrow. It was also mentioned that Hou Yi died with his eyes closed, and finally became Zhong Kui.
The saying that he became Zhong Kui was speculated by the historian Gujiegang based on the book Huainanzi. Many books have recorded the relationship between Hou Yi and Meng. They were apprentices. Hou Yi’s arrow technique is so superb that people all over the world admire him. When Hou Yi shot down the nine suns in the sky and restored the vitality and life of the world, he was even more popular among the people. Many people wanted to learn Hou Yi’s excellent archery. They came to him to learn from him. Among them, there was a disciple named pangmeng. Pang Meng was very deep in the city government. By chance, he learned that the elixir of immortality was kept by Chang’e. When Hou Yi went hunting, he threatened Chang’e to hand over the elixir of immortality. Chang’e vowed not to give it to her and swallowed it. After Hou Yi came back, he successfully deceived him. Hou Yi missed Chang’e very much. Pang Meng told Hou Yi that he had a clever plan to let Hou Yi see Chang’e. That was to let Hou Yi shoot down the moon. When Hou Yi heard the plot of Yun Meng, he fell into deep thought. When Hou Yi went all over the world looking for famous generals to make bows and arrows, a fortune teller told him that he would lose his life when shooting at the moon. Pang Meng comforted Hou Yi that he could shoot down the moon only by his archery level. Hou Yi believed in the trick of Meng. They came to Kunlun mountain together to shoot the moon. When Hou Yi handed the arrow to Pang Meng, Pang Meng pointed the arrow at Hou Yi. As the saying goes, one mountain can’t tolerate two tigers. If he kills Hou Yi, he will become a marksman. Hou Yi finally died in the conspiracy. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. Please inform us if your original copyright is infringed, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.