Is the queen mother and the Jade Emperor husband and wife? So how did the seven fairies come from? The following is a detailed introduction by the Xiaobian of China story network. Let’s read on~
In many mythological works, the queen mother is an indispensable character. In the eyes of ordinary people, she is not only the God who dominates longevity and wealth, but also a symbol of nobility and elegance in the world. But do you know what the queen mother looks like? Is it the image of the noble goddess in the TV series? Is she married to the Jade Emperor?
In the eyes of most people, you are not only the queen of heaven, but also in charge of human happiness and longevity. Not only is she powerful, but her fairy peach is even more powerful. It is said that her fairy peaches were cooked three years ago, and people can become immortals after eating them; It’s cooked once in 6000 years. People can live forever if they eat it; And those that are cooked once in 9000 years can live as long as heaven and earth, and as long as the sun and the moon.
The queen mother, also known as the West Queen Mother, was first seen in the book of mountains and seas. Because the Kunlun mountain where she lives is located in the west, it is called the West Queen Mother. The queen mother has a very high status in Taoism. Through historical evolution, folk religions believe that she has the medicine of immortality, so she is widely worshipped.
Contradictions put forward the influential “three-stage evolution theory” of the queen mother of the West in the preliminary study of Chinese mythology. In the original book of mountains and seas, the queen mother of the West was described as a foreign body with leopard tail, tiger teeth and hair. However, in recent years, some scholars believe that this description reflects the totem worship of tigers and leopards in ancient Western tribes, and the West Queen Mother is most likely a tribal leader of a matriarchal clan.
Then, according to the ancient books biography of emperor Mu and historical records of Zhou, the mother of the Western King was a gentle and elegant king of the West who met with King Mu of Zhou at the side of yaochi; In the internal biography of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty compiled by the people of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, the queen mother of the West turned into the leader of jumeixian dressed as the empress of the emperor and the leader of jumeixian dressed as the empress of the emperor.
With the rise of Taoism in the Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties, the queen mother of the West was honored as one of the Seven Saints; Ge Hong’s book of pillow Zhongshu records that the queen mother of the west is the first God of Taoism, the daughter of the original king of heaven, and all the ten women in the three realms who became immortals and attained Taoism were subordinates of the queen mother of the West; In the three cave scriptures of daozang, the queen mother of liexi is the fourth immortal, only second to the three heavenly dignitaries of Yuqing, Shangqing and Taiqing.
In a word, the queen mother is the founder of all the goddesses of Taoism. Most people must have been misled by all kinds of mythological dramas. Seeing that the queen mother and the jade emperor always go out in pairs, it is logical to think that they are husband and wife, and that the Queen Mother relies on her husband, the Jade Emperor, who is an authoritative figure, to win the worship of the people.
According to the records of ancient books and records, the queen mother and the jade emperor have no substantive relationship, and no orthodox Taoist books and records mention the fact that they are husband and wife. Taoism talks about Yin and Yang, and nothing can encourage existence. Then, in the orthodox Taoist records, is there a God who is matched with the queen mother?
Among the Taoist deities, the West Queen Mother is a goddess condensed from the innate Yin Qi. She is the head of the female immortals and controls the Western Kunlun fairy mountain. On the other hand, the head of the male immortals condensed from the innate Yang Qi is the Eastern Prince, who is in charge of the eastern Penglai Fairy Island. It can be said that the Western Queen Mother and the Eastern Prince are yin and Yang gods.
In the spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue written by Zhao Ye of the Eastern Han Dynasty, it is recorded that the eastern suburbs were set up to sacrifice the sun, and the name was dongwanggong; The western suburb was set up to sacrifice the Yin, and it was called the queen mother of the West. In particular, it should be pointed out that although the West Queen Mother and the East prince are yin and Yang matched, Ge Hong’s records of the true immortals at the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty records that the virgin of Taiyuan gave birth to the emperor 13 heads. The book is the East Prince of Fusang emperor, named Yuanyang father, and gave birth to Jiuguang Xuannv, named Taizhen mother. It can be seen that they are brother and sister, not husband and wife. The folk custom of offering sacrifices to each other for lifting at least dates back to the Han Dynasty.
According to documents such as the biography of immortals and the collection of immortals in Yongcheng, the queen mother had 24 daughters, of which only 5 were identified. It must be that the seven fairies and the weaver girl, which are popular among the people, are all the daughters of the queen mother? Otherwise, why did the Jade Emperor ignore the fact that only the Queen Mother prevented the Cowherd and the weaver girl from meeting? At best, the Jade Emperor is the Uncle Wang next door to the weaver girl, and who is the husband of the queen mother has become a mystery for thousands of years. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. If your original copyright is infringed, please inform us, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.