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  Nu Wa

 

China

Nu Wa, the Chinese dragon-goddess, who is here depicted with her lower body being that of a serpent and in dance with her brother and companion Fu Xi (fig.), whose lower body is also snake-like (fig.). Nu Wa is also presented in a historically doubtful role as the first ever sovereign of pre-Imperial China, in the Three Sovereigns and the Five Emperors Period, next to some other –equally unlikely– candidates from mythology.

LIST OF CHINESE RULERS