What is the history of the dryland? What are the legends?

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Drought is a monster that caused drought in ancient Chinese Han myths and legends. It is a monster in Chinese mythology. Let’s take a look at the article brought by the editor of China story network.

The earliest record of drought in history is in “poetry · Daya · Yunhan”: “drought is cruel, like fire.” Kong Yingda Shu: “Shenyi Scripture says:” there are people in the South who are two or three feet long and bare. They walk like the wind with their eyes on the top. They are called tun. The country they see is very dry and the land is bare. They are a dry mother. “This should be the source of material for the description of Tun by the world’s tyrants.

The description of the dry rice in the original book is that “once the dry rice comes out, it is thousands of miles away. Among the zombies, there are purple, white, black, green, hair, and flying. Finally, it evolved into a dry rice. Its origin can be traced back to the period of Chiyou Yellow Emperor.” In addition, it describes a little monkey with green hair all over. The design of the dry rice in the play is really not good, and it is too easy to beat. Zhou Xiaoou plays the role of a few times and uses a whip to break the vegetables.


The earliest legend of Ganxi is related to Chiyou, who fought with the Yellow Emperor. The Yellow Emperor sent tiannv to participate in the war. She was dressed in blue and could emit strong light and heat. She came to the front of the array and exerted her magic power. The rain and fog immediately dissipated. The Yellow Emperor finally captured and killed Chi you. Ying Long and Yu established a wonderful feat, but they also lost their magic power and could not return to heaven. Yinglong stayed in the south of the world. Since then, the South has been watery and rainy. She stayed in the north. Since then, it has been dry in the north. Wherever she went, she was cursed and expelled by people. She was called “dry rice”.

Therefore, the image of the dry rice paddies from the pre Qin Dynasty to the Han Dynasty is represented by the image of the goddess of heaven, whose image is characterized by a woman wearing blue clothes. During this period, the dry rice bears the dual identity of gods and monsters. People regarded it as the God of drought, but they were expelled in the form of sun, water and tiger food to achieve the purpose of driving drought and rain.

From the middle and late Han Dynasty to the early Ming Dynasty, the image of the goddess of heaven gradually transited to another image of the ghost. The reason for this change should be that the worship of natural gods prevailing in the pre-Qin period gradually declined to the Han Dynasty, and the divinity of dry rice was gradually denied by people. Therefore, her female identity was also questioned, and her image gradually turned to a more evil face.

It is said that during the reign of emperor Zhenzong of the Song Dynasty, the drought and drought caused mischief and drained the water of the salt pond. Zhenzong turned to Tianshi Zhang, who sent Guan Yu to subdue him. Guan Yu fought hard for seven days and subdued the demons. Zhenzong felt its divine power and was awarded the title of “king of Wu’an”. This day happens to be the 13th day of may in the lunar calendar. Later, people held more than one Guandi temple fair on this day, praying that Guandi would show his spirit to drive away demons, eliminate disasters, and send rain. This day is called the Rain Festival. It is thought that it will rain every day, and the so-called “drought is no more than May 13”. If it doesn’t rain, the request will be verified by the Guandi.

After the middle of the Ming Dynasty, the dry land of the ghost image gradually evolved into the dry land of the zombie image, and was gradually replaced by the dry land of the zombie image. This is also the source of the image of dry rice in the original work of ghost blowing lamp. In fact, in addition to ghost blowing lamp, many magic novels have descriptions of dry rice, most of which are based on the image of dry rice after the Ming Dynasty.


In ancient times, children’s urine and black dog’s blood were mainly used to deal with dry dogs, which was not reflected in the play. Boy urine and black dog blood are also “artifacts” in various tomb robbing works. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the custom of “beating dry bone piles” and “burning dry rice sticks” were very popular. According to the folk custom recorded in the history of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), whenever there is drought, people will dig new tombs, drag out the corpses, and mutilate their limbs, which is called “driving dry bone piles”. Although the Ming Dynasty ordered to ban this practice, it was still very popular among the people until the Qing Dynasty, and it developed from “dry bone piling” to burning bones.

According to the records in the laws of the Qing Dynasty, thieves and robbers, in the 9th year of Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty (1804), Gaomi, Shandong Province, suffered from drought for a long time. It was found that the grave soil of Li Xiande, a villager who died of illness at the beginning of the year, was wet, and it was rumored that Li Xiande became a drought after his death. In spite of the Li family’s resistance, the people of all villages dug up their graves and opened their coffins. Seeing that Li’s body had not yet rotted, they were more convinced that Li was suffering from drought and burned the body. The Li family took the grave digger to court. There was no precedent to follow in this case. Finally, Zhong Er, the leader of the Ministry of justice, sentenced him to the crime of “intending to be hanged and placed in prison” for “the law of sending graves to open coffins to see corpses”, and then concluded the case.

In Shandong, Henan, Shaanxi and other places, in the past, it was very common to treat the newly buried corpses as a kind of drought. The custom of burning dry rice paddies in the villages of central Shandong continued until the 1960s. Therefore, the play said that Gulan County, Shaanxi, played dry rice paddies for rain. Disclaimer: the above content is 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.

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