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Creation of the Gods

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Codex Vindobonensis

       

1103

speaking to Yang Jian

1:1 (52:2)

speaking man

1105

"Yang Jian ... shifted ... from his right hand to his left"

1:1 (52:2)

man holding blood in his hand

1113

"a water spout rose thirty feet high from the swamp, and at its mouth ... a queer creature"

1:1 (52:2)

man covered with eyen {cf. reptile-eye = waterspout}

1115

"Dragon Squeezing Mountain"

1:1 (52:2)

20 tiny [squeezed into tininess ?] creatures

1117

"The ground ... became harder ..., making it impossible for the dwarf to descend."

1:1 (52:2)

out of the ground, a midget emerging

1121

"destined by fate"

1:1 (52:2)

cactus emerging out of the ground {cf. "manifest destiny" of future foundation of Tenochtitlan as indicated by cactus (with eagle on it)}

1121-1143

man is redeemed from death by forcibly marrying daughter of enemy

1:1 (52:2)

living corpse

1143

"At daybreak, they washed"

1:1 (52:2)

man in water

1183

"Li Qi in the west, used his "Hot Temper Pennant;"

1:1-2 (52:2-1)

shield-pennants on platform

1183

Zhu Tianlin in the south, used "the Sword of Unconsciousness..."..."

1:1-2 (52:2-1)

knifeblades on platform

1189

"Lu Yue ... scattering the plague pills"

1:2 (52:1)

sky-of-rays

1193

"The one in the middle had two horns on his head. The one on the left had ... tiger skins around his waist."

2:1 (51:4)

"1 Deer" [as name of wind-leopard god, according to commentators]

1249

"Ma Yuan ... pushed his hands through her belly ... to pull her heart out."

2:2 (51:3)

god having claws as fingers (and as toes)

1255

"Yin Hong ... in the magic map ... turned to ashes."

2:2 (51:3)

face with cross on it [crossroads on map ?], burning

1263

Zheng Lun changed his mind

2:2 (51:3)

double-man, looking in both directions

1275

"a strange-looking Taoist with a mouth like the beak of an eagle": Winged Celestial from Penglai Island

2:2-3 (51:3-2)

double knife-blade-lipped god, wearing skin of plumed serpent

1281

"Within the cave lived an immortal"

2:3 (51:2)

within a cave, a snake-suit-wearing god

1289

"Yin Jiao ... eating the beans"

2:4 (51:1)

man with tree arising from his head

1291

"a driving-the-clouds helmet"

3:1 (50:4)

2 tree-men, with trees growing from heads

1299

"Yin Jiao ... shook the bell"

3:1 (50:4)

2 men holding tasselled bags [tassells = bell-clappers ?]

1301

"to behead Ma Shan three times, but as the blade passed through, the cut closed up immediately." {also in Lieh-tzu}

3:2 (50:3)

man with rays emanating from his neck

1305

"Ma Shan ... a lamp wick trembling within."

3:2 (50:3)

man wearing necklace of wicks (?)

1311

"Yin Jiao...can't kowtow as ... in armor"

3:2 (50:3)

man in single-piece torso-armor

1321

"Luo Xuan ... With steam, smoke, and fire covering his body, he presented a truly terrifying sight."

3:3 (50:2)

2 striped stone-bodied gods

1327, 1329

"vegetables ... in a cloud-fanning helmet ... Li Jing" {cf. p. 1291}

3:3 (50:2)

2 tree-men, with trees growing from heads

1343

"Yin Jiao hastily rung his Soul Dropping Bell" {cf. p. 1299}

3:3-4 (50:1-2)

2 men holding tasselled bags [tassells = bell-clappers ?]

1349

"Yin Jiao ... rose up from the crevice, ... emerged above the surface of the mountain"

3:4 (50:1)

a striped "motion" (earthquake) god holding smoking-pipe [cf. smoky crater-crevice of volcano]

1353

"King Wu lit incense sticks"

3:4 (50:1)

burning copal, at:

1355

"a violent wind ... uprooting trees"

3:4 (50:1)

tree

1389

"a belt inlaid with white jade."

4:1 (49:4)

snake with a head at each end, amid composite-flowers {cf. Peruvian god's belt with snake-head at each end}

1407

"the sky were falling,

4:1 (49:4)

sky

1407

the earth splitting"

4:1-2 (49:4-3)

earth-monster with its tongue split

1419

"when he dipped his pen in the ink slab,the nib dripped off."

4:1-2 (49:4-3)

god with bipartite [nib ?] on his forehead

1425

"Kong Xuan made a quick prediction with his fingers"

4:2 (49:3)

man with blood coming out of this hand

1427

"bagful"

4:2 (49:3)

bundle leaking rays

1429

"Mount Flying Phoenix" ["Flying Phoenix" being the instrument for "automatic writing"]

4:2 (49:3)

man cutting open a parcel [cf. opening of discovered buried texts]

1433

"Golden Chicken Range"

4:3 (49:2)

bird having shell on back (to denote flightlessness ?)

1437

"Gao Jineng ... jerked his bag wide open, releasing swarms of wasps"

4:3 (49:2)

on bag, wasp (skull-headed)

1441

"something in variegated colors, like a piece of agate, rolling to and fro."

4:4 (49:1)

jewels (?) around oval

1443

"Princess Long Ji"

4:4 (49:1)

skull-headed, claw goddess

1447

"Lu Ya turned himself into a rainbow"

4:4 (49:1)

man originated from banded blade

1459

Kong Xuan became a peacock

5:1 (48:3)

god holding amputated human leg {with Hawa>ian goddess Lono-muku, whose leg was amputated, cf. Maori goddess Rona whose foot tripped, and who was carried off to the moon by MaTUKu-tanotano: cf. <ibri^ TUKKi^ "peafowl"}

1461

"Huang Feihu ... was chosen by lot"

5:1-2 (48:3-2)

contortionist {yoga magically determining lottery-winner ?}

1463

"Hu Sheng, commander of the Good Dream Pass"

5:1-2 (48:3-2)

harpooner {harpooning of dream ?}

1463

"Ji Kang ... black smoke rose from the top of his head"

5:2 (48:2)

god with loop upon his head

1467

"ordered that Hu Lei's hair be parted down the middle"

5:3 (48:1)

feather-bonnetted god in heaven

1469

"ordered the flags of the Shang Dynasty be taken down"

5:3 (48:1)

coming down from heaven of gods

1471

"soldiers ... to wear their hair loose over the neck and shoulders."

6:1 (47:2)

hound-headed men with capes

1471

"Mother Fiery Spirit ... for my disciple, Hu Lei."

6:1 (47:2)

goddess with serpent-helmeted man

1493

"Mother Spiritual Tortoise"

6:1 (47:2)

goddess at earth-monster {the earth = tortoise according to North American Indians}

1503

generals Wang Xin & Hu Sheng changed sides (parties) in war, as turncoats

6:1-2 (47:2-1)

2 men wearing snake-skins

1509-1510

"Qiu Yin's hair glaring through his silver helmet." [cf. p. 1467]

6:L1-2 (47:2-1)

addressing feather-bonnetted men, wind-god wearing speckled helmet

1525

"Qiu Yin released his red pearl ... on the shoulder"

6:1-2 (47:2-1)

heaven of shellfish (including oyster ?), carried on shoulder of wind-god

1527

"broke the mirror of his armor to pieces"

6:2 (47:1)

stone person within fluffy circle of 4 skies [reflection in mirror ?]

1531

"with hooks and ropes ready"

6:2 (47:1)

knotted rope

1535

"the occupation of Green Dragon Pass"

6:2 (47:1)

man occupying mouth of green earth-monster

1547

"His blood was like thick ink."

6:2 (47:1)

bleeding man in jar [ink-jar ?]

1547

"Yu Hua attacked with his Blood Converting Dagger"

6:2 (47:1)

marine monster holding 2 knife-blades

1549

"to Penglai Island"

7:1 (46:4)

island

1559

"five-cloud camel tied ... its four hooves"

7:2 (46:3)

tied circle of footprints

1559

"burn him to death"

7:2-3 (46:3-2)

day "4 Rabbit" of year "4 Rabbit" {cf. Buddha as rabbit, cooking self to death, in Jataka}

1561

"Krakucchanda ... invoked a violent whirlwind"

7:2-3 (46:3-2)

man holding by its tail a feathered serpent [feathered serpent = wind-god]

1563

"Krakucchanda ... captured Yu Yuan with his Immortal Binding Rope"

7:2-3 (46:3-2)

rope spiralled around curling wave

1565

"iron box ... Yu [Yuan] inside, locked it tight, ... to the North Sea."

7:4 (46:1)

prison (with triangular door) amidst falling water

1565

"Yu Yuan ... used the combination ... to free himself from the box."

7:4 (46:1)

eyen [seeing way to escape ?] in sea, beside angle-mountain

1569

"Lu Ya ... took a gourd from his flower basket"

8:1 (45:4)

speaking mountain-man holding gourd

1569

"a dagger ... It had eyes and wings."

8:1 (45:4)

[winged, and having eyen] bird-mountain

1585

"Han Rong appeared on the wall"

8:1 (45:4)

wall or platform

1587

"his [Nezha's] ... shoulder"

8:1 (45:4)

man buried up to his shoulders

1591

"a huge red cloud"

8:1-2 (45:4-3)

smoke of burning copal, at:

1597

"the Green Touring Palace"

8:1-2 (45:4-3)

green feather-carpet trod on

1601

"the Fairy Slaying Gate"

8:2 (45:3)

sea-breaker (curling wave)

1601

"a golden lotus flower over"

8:2 (45:3)

flowering trees

1605

"unrolled the Map of the Eight Diagrams and turned it into a golden bridge."

8:2 (45:3)

leopard-skin laid over islet in pond

1609

"... it's been five thousand years."

8:2-3 (45:3-2)

date "1 Cipactli" = the beginning of the tonalamatl

1609

"My body is immortal ... I'm the Taoist of Jade Purity."

8:2-3 (45:3-2)

skull-as-temple-hill

1611

"I never count the years since time began, I've lived the ages through. ... I'm the Taoist of Extreme Purity."

8:3 (45:2)

river (= flow of time ?) issuing from mouth of skull (= since beginning of time ?)

1617

"people come happily"

8:3 (45:2)

mask (? expressing mood) tied to hill

1619

"the two Buddhas"

8:3 (45:2)

hill of 2 foaming star-jars

1621

"the Grand Master of Heaven"

8:3-4 (45:2-1)

leopard-hill

1623

"nailing the sword to the wall"

8:2-4 (45:2-1)

hill of knifeblades

1623

"lotus flowers. of various colors"

8:3-4 (45)

flowery hill

1623

"Heavenly Primogenitor then charged in with his jade S-shaped weapon"

8:4 (45:1)

Tlaloc

1625

"Purple Mushroom Cliff"

9:1 (44:4)

halved fungi (?)

1633

"Lotus Trap"

9:1 (44:4)

ball-courts

1635

"opponent had two wings"

9:2 (44:3)

winged (?) serpent on mountain

1637

"his body was made from lotus flowers"

9:2 (44:3)

flowering triple plant on mountain

1641

"took out a pill"

9:2 (44:3)

tray with handles, on hillock

1643

"The dwarf"

9:2-3 (44:3-2)

head upon buttocks of another {cf. BS, the Kemetian pygmy with decapitated head at his feet}

1651

"Ma Zhong ... black smoke"

9:3 (44:2)

cloudy temple of saddle-mountain

1655

"the "Paralyzing Rings," ... played over in the air"

9:3-4 (44:2-1)

shield upheld on pole

1659

"Long Anji ... stabbed ... with his lance."

9:3-4 (44:2-1)

double-lance stabbed into hill

1667

"twenty-one Pestilence Umbrellas in the pattern of the eight diagrams."

9:4 (44:1)

feathered garment, boxed, within hill; jewel

1671

"Master of the Clouds"

9:4 (44:1)

ring of clouds

1673

Yang Jian's Sky Barking Hound"

10:1 (43:4)

temple of hound, with:

1675

"the cloud-haze beast"

10:1 (43:4)

pipe-smoke beast as sky-peak

1683

"the Eight Diagram Terrace"

10:1 (43:4)

staircase as peak of mountain-range, with:

1685

"Nezha flew up wall."

10:1 (43:4)

wall as peak of same mountain-range

1687

"splash it on the ground ... on a handkerchief"

10:1-2 (43:4-3)

blood pouring out of platform upon netted bundle

1703

"Saint Emperor Shen Nong"

10:2 (43:3)

person as bent hill

1703

""This herb ... called sheng ma or cimicifuga foetida L."..."

10:2 (43:3)

herb (?) in crenellated region, with:

1703

"use willow branches to spread the solution"

10:2 (43:3)

grass reaching to sky;

1703

"The smallpox was exterminated"

10:2 (43:3)

in crenellated pool

1713

"the hoop [around] ... his head ... was so tight"

10:4 (43:1)

temple fitted around head-as-mountain-peak

1717

"to deliver a letter"

11:1 (42:4)

dead quetzal-bird {cf. bird which became an epistle in the Hymn of the Soul of the Acts of Thomas}

1721

"went over to his trap and set another trap inside"

11:1-2 (42:4-3)

temple within mountain

1721

"two polarities in a diagram of the cosmos."

11:1-2 (42:4-3)

caelestial mountain-pass (between 2 mountains); stylus-mountain [for engraving diagram of cosmos ?]

1721

"Pure Essence"

11:2 (42:3)

valley of spider-web {cf. spider-web ridden to heaven by Stod-pa Gs`en-rabs Mi-bo}

1723

"Black Cloud struck out with Universe Muddling Hammer" {cf. hammer of Tor, used to slay rock-giant whose draught-stallion was distracted by mare in oestrus, according to the Grimnis Mal}

11:2 (42:3)

Gadfly (?) on bent hill at cavern-temple {cf. gadfly as female oestrus in myth of Io}

1723

"a green lotus flower"

11:2 (42:3)

spider-web

1723

"the scent of pineapples"

11:2-3 (42:3-2)

fluff-plant

1729

"Water Fire Lad stood ... with his bamboo fishing rod."

11:3 (42:2)

standing man; at crenellation, straight plants (bamboos ?)

1729

"Black Cloud turned into a great turtle with a golden beard."

11:3 (42:2)

bearded man

1731

"Dragon Head ... enclosing the trap with iron walls and brass partitions."

11:3-4 (42:2-1)

platform walled with flint

1731

"Dragon Head shook his head twice. He ... changed into a lion with a green mane."

11:4 (42:1)

upon platform, leopard-skin bundle

1733

"Spiritual Teeth ... rode on lotus flowers."

11:4 (42:1)

mountain-peak as lower part of body, seated on potted plant

1737

"Golden Light rolled on the ground and turned into a jaguar with golden fur."

12:1 (41:4)

as part of the striped land, a leopard

1737

"Mother Spiritual Tortoise"

12:1-2 (41:4-3)

walking (with greaved legs) hill

1739

"her Sun-and-Moon

12:2-3 (41:3-2)

temple of sun;

1739

Pearl"

12:3 (41:2)

object in crenellated wave

1739

"hair done up in double coils"

12:4 (41:1)

braid (?) in pool

1739

"bead roll"

13:1 (40:4)

pebbles in pool

1741

"blood-sucking mosquitoes"

13:1 (40:4)

long, straight-beaked bird (as hill)

1743

"Fishing Drum"

13:1-2 (40:4-3)

tablet (as hill)

1747

"Pagodas of Four Bearings"

13:2 (40:3)

Janus-headed mountain-peak {Janus being originally 4-faced}

1749

"to be the Gods of the stars Golden Ox ..."

13:2-3 (40:3-2)

within crenellation, the gut {cf. Bon doctrine of passage of souls of the dead through yak's gut}

1753

"the future Gods of the twenty-eight constellations, in position"

13:3 (40:2)

stylus-peak [for inscribing of constellation signs in surface of sky ? -- as per Qabbalah]

1757

"Mother Golden Spirit ... her hair flew about wildly."

13:3 (40:2)

wild-haired-head of the aged as mountain

1757

"Burning Lamp suddenly threw up his Sea Conquering Pearls"

13:3 (40:2)

sea containing seashell and round inscribed-ended object (pearl ?)

1759

"Everyone whose name was recorded on the List of Creations was slaughered"

13:3-4 (40:2-1)

mummy-bundle; mouthed flower-hill {cf. Huichol flower-world of the deceased}

1759

"the Grand Master of Heaven ... threw up his Purple Lightning Hammer."

13:4 (40:1)

fang-mouthed hill; double-outward-pointed object on mouthed hill

1761

"Heavenly Primogenitor's S-shaped weapon." [cf. p. 1623]

14:3 (39:2)

Tlaloc

1761

"a tree branch"

14:3 (39:2)

temple of the grass

1761

"tinkling of jade pieces."

14:3 (39:2)

platform with sphere

1761

"Fairy Light with Long Ears inside the pavilion."

14:3-4 (39:2-1)

god with ear-ornaments, inside temple

1763

"a pagoda floated above Lao Zi"

14:3-4 (39:2-1)

a temple attatched.by a rope to the sky

1763

"a mountain with 200 fairies."

14:4 (39:1)

waterspring-mountain

1765

"a bamboo walking stick."

15:1 (38:3)

a plant lying on its side

1765

"the Ninth Heaven"

15:1 (38:3)

flaming peak

1765

"the root of all ... suffering."

15:1-2 (38:2-3)

rooted double-stemmed herb

1769

"this pill will ... lead to immediate death."

15:2 (38:2)

skull-place

1771

""... take him [Shen Gongbao] captive with my S-shaped weapon and lock him up at the Unicorn Cliff," Heavenly Primogenitor ordered."

15:2 (38:2)

man falling at bent hill, a peak of that range whereof the other peak is the head of Tlaloc

1771

" the hole of the North Sea!"

15:2-3 (38:2-1)

ocean-breaker (spiralling wave)

1779

"spells and charms incinnabar stamped on each of the. white bones?"

15:3 (38:1)

amulets (?), including legged ones

1783

"willow trees"

16:1 (37:3)

human-trees

1789

"the penant. passing underneath, he immediately lost consciousness. ... cut his head off"

16:2 (37:2)

a tree (baobab ?): underneath it, with protruding tongue (= unconscious ?), a cut-off human head:

1789

"Ouyang Chun ... sent for Bian Ji", whose men "pulled their [fainted] guards safely out of the way."

16:2 (37:2)

2 gods with elaborated eye-areas opening the tree

1811

"a sheet with a spell written on it. Put it ... under your hair."

17:2 (36:3)

god with flints in his hair

1815

"the four captives" = "The four generals"

17:2 (36:3)

4 dishevelled-haired gods

1817

"two vanguard generals, Wang Zuo and Zheng Chun."

17:2-3 (36:3-2)

2 crocodile-helmetted gods

1819

"Ji Shuming and Ji Shusheng, two younger brothers of King Wu."

17:2-3 (36:3-2)

2 men

1821

"the Black Smoke Single-Horned Beast"

17:3 (36:2)

women, each with single anther growing out of her head

1823

"Chong Heihu let out a roar"

17:4 (36:1)

goggled-eyed god with upper-lip-extension

1825

"Duke Chong [Heihu] meant to release his hawk"

17:4 (36:1)

bird-beak within mouth of eaglesuit-wearing man

1825

"a peach-colored pony"

17:4 (36:1)

deer-headed leopard

1825

"blinded by the bright light"

18:1 (35:2)

god & goddess, each with helmet covering eyen

1829

"Zhang Kui ... stamped his feet"

18:1 (35:2)

standing in dotted square

1831

"Zhang Kui's Black Smoke Beast and his [Zhang Kui's] mother"

19:1 (34:4)

smoke (?) from hands of god & of goddess

1833

"his horse"

19:2 (34:3)

deer

1835

blind man: but "The two eyes held by the hands in his eye-sockets could see everything"

19:2-3 (34:3-2)

sightless (faceless) man, carrying on discussion as if sighted

1837

"released his Sky Barking Hound" as dog of war

19:3-4 (34:2-1)

beast with human

1839

woman "Gao Lanying...'s lips and nose puffed up."

20:2-3 (33:3-2)

goddess having her jaw fleshless

1841

"Zhang Kui ... disappeared into the ground ... could travel 1,500 li a day ... underground"

20:3-4 (33:2-1)

(pumaskin-wearing) man having as his mouth that of a leopard [cf. leopard Tepeyollotl, owner of caverns]

1841

"wrote the letter"

21:3-4 (32:2-1)

men stretching rope {cf. early Chinese use of knotted cords as writing}

1841

"took the letter"

21:4 (32:1)

man tying block with rope

1843

"a turbulent wind blew wildly"

22:1 (31:2)

wind-god

1843

"rocks and sand blew through the air"

22:2 (31:1)

temple of gem-fragments

1843

"a banner pole"

23:1 (30:2)

rod-bundle, leaning against:

1843

"divination with gold coins"

23:1 (30:2)

round bundle

1843

"the Fierce Beast Cliff."

23:1-2 (30:2-1)

plumed hound-snake

1843

"slicing his head off"

23:1-2 (30:2-1)

slicing off head of gods

1845

"Earth Traveler Sun died"

23:1-2 (30:2-1)

flowery crocodile as sun

1845

"the forty-nine golden Sun Needles

23:2 (30:1)

ray from jewel

1845

at the city gate."

24:2 (29:3)

mat-door is entered (by eagle & leopard)

1845

"Deng Chanyu could hear

24:2-3 (29:3-2)

blades-cloaked eaglesuit-wearer {cf. din-ruckus heard by knives-fledged Stumphalian birds, migrating to isle of Areas (in Argonautike of Apollonios Rhodios)}

1845

the approach of the horse, but

24:3 (29:2)

"1 Deer" [cf. 2:1]

1845

she was blinded by the needles ... sliced off her head"

25:2-3 (28:3-2)

goddess of sky-corner , with plant poking (?) eye of separated head

1845

"scaling ladders and

25:2-3 (28:3-2)

double-cross

1845

cannons"

25:3 (28:2)

jewel-lance

1847

"at the government hostel for the night."

25:3-4 (28:2)

constellation-triangle

1849

"Chang Hao was a long snake sprite."

26:1 (27:2)

legged feathered snake

1861

"underground, Zhang Kui could see"

26:1-2 (27:2-1)

eye (seeing) in hill

1863

"Krakucchanda's spells" (he being eponym of a world-age)

26:2 (27:1)

Wind-of-Sun (name of world-age) uttering speech

1863

"real samadhi fire ... turned the earth to steel"

26:2 (27:1)

man torching the earth-monster

1863

"waves" in river

26:2 (27:1)

water-spring for washing

1865

food from river

27:1 (26:2)

maize arranged in spiral (as if from a wave)

1869

"Xia Dynasty ... was ... expelled to Nanchao"

27:1 (26)

emblems on crenellation

1871

"led out his whole army, ... generals and soldiers rush to the front"

27:1-2 (26:2-1)

soldiers with atlatl

1875

"Chang Hao ... transformed himself back into his original being, a snake"

27:2 (26:1)

shaggy snake

1877

"Wu Long turned into a beam of green light"

27:2 (26:1)

trombone (?) with megaphone

1877

"Chao Hao then turned himself into a beam of red light"

27:2 (26:1)

trombone (?), plain

1883

"cross the canal barefooted."

28:1 (25:2)

arm reaching out of pool

1885

"two innocent citizens ... Cut off their legs"

28:1 (25:2)

two legless persons

1891

"Wei Zi ... sadly ... to take the spirit tablets of all twenty generations"

29:1 (24:2)

teary-eyed god holding commemorative plaques (?)

1891

"Saint Confucius ... honored"

29:1 (24:2)

Quetzalcoatl singing

1891

"three pregnant women"

29:2 (24:1)

women

1897

"patrolman's report"

29:2 (24:1)

partrol-beat (footprints in circle)

1897

"golden light which radiated all over the ground."

30:1 (23:2)

water which flowed (out of mouth) all over the valley

1897

"the nine dragons burned wildly."

30:1 (23:2)

burning staircase

1899

"the sprite-like air around the two Gaos."

30:1 (23:2)

ring of clouds (?)

1899

"Gao Ming turned himself into a beam of black light ... Li Jing threw up his black pagoda, but Gao Jue also forced his way out."

30:2 (23:1)

Column of light (?) through sun-disk (containing god) onto staircase; likewise into mountain, but forced its way out (?) [as indicated by footprints].

1901

"Sky Barking Hound"

31:1 (22)

beast holding bowls

1901

two become smoke

31:1 (22:2)

smoke (?) from game-board

1901

"set up peach tree log pillars"

31:1-2 (22:2-1)

leaning bundle of rods

1901

"blood of black chickens"

31:2 (22:1)

eagle is beheaded

1903

"Gao Ming and Gao Jue"

32 (21)

two men holding rope

1905

Mt. "Chessboard", having on it "the peach sprite and willow sprite"

32 (21)

Mt. Checkerboard, 1st peak in mountain-range including as 6th (and last) peak a Mt. Maguey (Century-plant)

1905

"in Emperor Xuan Yuan's Temple, these are ... made of clay; ... to Emperor Xuan's Temple to destroy the ... clay"

32 (21)

Temple of pottery-forming (?) wheel, broken

1907

"thousands of red flags"

33:1 (20:2)

bent banner (?)

1907

"a pot in the center stamped with charms and spells on all sides"

33:1 (20:2)

4 bowls (2 spilled), with amulet (?) in center between them

1909

"hang invisible nets from the sky to the earth."

33:1-2 (20:2-1)

a net

1911

"cannon fire"

33:2 (20:2)

fire-walking

1915

"fog"

33:2 (20:1)

mist-wall & mist-staircase

1915

"the two Goas was [sic!] surrounded"

33:2 (20:1)

two men (holding rope) [cf. rope used to surround, as in cartouche, etc.]

1917

"Yang Ren was lifting his fan"

33:2 (20:1)

"13 Rabbit" holding fan (?)

1917

"Jade Pillar Cave"

33:2 (20:1)

Pedestal-Cave (?) & Staircase-Cave (?)

1917

"magic mirror" [for viewing]

34:1 (19:2)

Temple of Eye

1917

"at the doorway"

34:1-2 (19:2-1)

(leopard-skin) door (of temple)

1919

"a giant winged centipede"

34:2 (19:1)

scorpion-stinger (?)

1919

"cut off its head"

34:2 (19:1)

tree growing from decapitated head

1921

"a big cock"

34:2 (19:1)

skull-headed birds

1927

Wu Wenhua versus "Dragon Beard Tiger"

35:1 (18:2)

leopard-tail

1929

"the food supply barn"

35:1 (18:2)

tied-up plant

1929

"a mountainous giant"

35:1-2 (18:2-1)

birdhead-belted god

1931

"Yuan Hong turned himself into a ray of white light"

35:1-2 (18:2-1)

god emitting ray of light (from wheel)

1931

"pleasure with ... women"

35:1-2 (18:2-1)

smoking-pipe held by woman

1937

"logs to set the path on fire"

35:1-2 (18:2-1)

burning torch (held by hound-headed god)

1939

Mt. "Plum"

35:2 (18:1)

"tree"-species = 1st & 2nd peaks of mountain-range

1943

"heart and liver" of Zhu Zizhen the pig

35:2 (18:1)

"heart" = 3rd peak of mountain-range

1947

"Yuan Hong ... like the leg of a praying mantis"

36:1 (17:2)

"human leg" = 4th peak of mountain-range

1947

"Yang Jian discovered through the mirror that he [Yang Xian] was a goat sprite."

36:1 (17:2)

solar disk [cf. Quechua sun as mirror] upon "rope" = 5th peak of mountain-range [cf. tying to beard of nannygoat-goddess Heidrun]

1949

"Jin Dasheng was a buffalo sprite from Mount Plum." [cf. p. 1939]

36:1 (17:2)

temples of trees (same species as 1st & 2nd peaks on 35:2)

1951

"Jin Dasheng spat out a bezoar"

36:1 (17:2)

temple of jewel-in-the-flower

1953

"the lady on the green phoenix ... none other than Nu Wa"

36:2 (17:1)

eagle-helmetted goddess at island

1955

buffalo was beheaded

36:2 (17:1)

human head on amulet (?)

1959

""Topographical Diagram of the Kingdom""

37:1 (16:2)

island

1961

"He thought of a river, and a river appeared before him ..."

37:2 (16:1)

(curling) waves

1961

"fragrance drifted on the breeze"

38:1 (15:2)

temples of vapors

1963

"chopped off the ape's head. There was no blood, but green smoke gushed forth and a white lotus flower grew where the head had been."

38:2 (15:1)

human head on amulet (?); liquid emerging from under; blossoms on fallen tree-trunk (?)

1963

"Something with eyes and eyebrows"

39:1 (14:2)

temple of eye-with-eyebrow (?)

1963

"can turn around like a windmill"

39:1-2 (14:2-1)

(rotatory) fire-drill

1971

"meditating on reed cushions"

39:1-2 (14:2-1)

"cushion" (?) = 2nd peak of mountain-range

1977

"grasped their arms"

39:1-2 (14:2-1)

legged peak = 3rd, of mountain-range

1977

"not completely trust"

39:1-2 (14:2-1)

"mask" = 5th (last) peak of mountain-range

1979

"Jinzha suddenly cast up his Invisible Dragon Stake"

40:1 (13:2)

2 cipactli-helmetted men, each having calendar-name "cipactli"

1983

"cut off Madam Dou's head"

40:1 (13:2)

woman having her head cut off

1983

"the pass wall."

40:2 (13:1)

footed wall (?)

1985

"flag-worshipping ceremony"

41:1 (12:2)

man holding aloft an emblem

1989

"lost the people's hearts."

41:2 (12:1)

heart of earth-monster Tlaltecuhtli

2001

"through hell after I [Yin Pobai] die and turn into a wicked ghost."

41:2 (12:1)

tongue-tied living skull; tongue-tie within eyed (?) cavern

2003

"to bury Yin Pobai with full funeral rites."

42:1 (11:2)

dead (?) man within temple

2009

"on the city walls, ... on roofs"

42:2 (11:1)

walled earth-monster; temple of earth-monster

2013

"King Zhou, who was wearing a high phoenix-wing helmet"

43 (10)

double-faced man wearing double-faced bird-helmet

2017

"(2) ... gouged out her eyes"

43 (10)

double-face -- each face 4 (?)-eyed = 2nd peak of mountain-range

2017

"(4) ... the loyal high ministers"

44 (9)

hound [loyal of pet hound is proverbial] = 4th peak of mountain-range

2017

(5) blandishments of royal concubine Daji

44 (9)

eyelashes (?) of leopard[ess?] = 5th peak of mountain-range

2017, 2019

"(7) ... building high towers"

44 (9)

vertical mound = 7th peak of mountain-range

2019

"(10) ... drank soup"

44 (9)

open jaws, swallowing that below (?) = 10th peak of mountain-range

2021

"in gold armor"

44 (9)

limbed leopard = 11th peak

2021

"green-hair horse"

44 (9)

limbed macaw = 12th peak

2033

"a smart bird knows how to choose a ... perch"

45:2-3 (8:3-2)

bird suspended by talons from overhanging mountain

2033

"The Shang Dynasty has lasted ..."

45:3 (8:2)

crowned, beast-headed man

2035

"I should run away"

45:3-4 (8:2-1)

footprints

2035

goddesses "Daji, Hu Ximei, and Concubine Wang donned armor in preparation for their surprise night raid."

46:1 (7:4)

snakey-haired goddess {cf. the Gorgones, 3 in number}

2037

"the camp barricades were nearly all broken through."

46:1 (7:4)

arrows thrust into hill

2039

"King Zhou ... wept."

46:1-2 (7:4-3)

weeping man

2041

"they flew ... back to their old nest"

46:2 (7:3)

feathered garment under overhanging mountain

2047

"Blue Cloud Lad"

46:2-3 (7:3-2)

cloud-temple

2051

goddess "Daji ... like ripples of autumn water"

46:2-3 (7:3-2)

snakey-haired goddess in water

2053

"all paralyzed"

46:3 (7:2)

dance-floor in valley

2053

"Completely paralyzed"

46:3 (7:2)

dance-floor in temple

2055

"the mandarin duck quilt"

46:4 (7:1)

bird-as-ballcourt

2057

"the Star Picking Mansion"

47:1-2 (6:3-2)

head of Venus-god in constellation-glyph

2057

"a freezing cold wind enveloped him"

47:1-2 (6:3-2)

god with backing of jagged (icicles ?) hourglass

2057

"the Nine Winding Rails"

47:2-3 (6:2-1)

temple of spiral plant

2063

"King Wu ... covered his face with his hand"

47:3 (6:1)

men with their head-in-their-arms

2063

"the people from drowning in water"

47:3 (6:1)

deluge

2065

"They burnt incense"

47:3 (6:1)

burning copal-balls (?)

2067

king Wu & Jiang Ziya spoke together in a self-restrained manner

48 (5)

2 gods, each with restraint across his mouth, speaking together

2067

"they saw the serpent pit, full of snakes and white bones."

48 (5)

snake with man = middle peak of mountain-range

2069

"pavilions ... with ... pearls"

48 (5)

temple of oysters (?)

2071

"Wu Keng, the son of King Zhou"

49:1 (4:20

man wearing eagle-suit

2079

"depleted national resources by constucting big buildings. ... The tribal petty kings ... to buy fur coats"

49:1 (4:2)

empty (depleted ?) temple; hound-headed god wearing leopard-helmet

2079

"King Wu gave up ... armor"

49:2 (4:1)

feather-suit boxed within mountain

2079

"free the palace maids. ... The sky was full of auspicious clouds."

50:1 (3:2)

goddess encircled by clouds

2083

"went into the mountains. They died of starvation"

50:1 (3:2)

notched mountain of nooks

2091

"golden-leafed booklet"

50:2 (3:1)

leopardskin-as-ballcout

2097

"the Terrace of Creation. ... free from transmigation from birth to death."

50:2 (3:1)

platform with torrent [= absolution from ?] flowing over trellis [= metempsychosis ?]

2099

"Bing Ling Gong, the God of the ... Mountains"

51:1 (2:2)

Tlaloc at striped pillar

2099

"Huang Feihu, as the chief God of the five ..."

51:1-2 (2:2-1)

year 5 Calli

2103

"Mother Golden Light"

51:2 (2:1)

goddess wearing bird-helmet

2103

"the Plague Gods"

51:2 (2:1)

snakey-haired gods

2105

"Mother Golden Spirit" [cf. p. 2103]

52:1 (1:2)

goddess wearing bird-helmet

2113

"Heavenly Gallant Stars"

52:1-2 (1:2-1)

man wearing eagle-suit (as gallant ?)

2115

"Earthly Evil Stars"

52:1-2 (1:2-1)

goddess having her jaw fleshless

2117

"Water Virtue Stars"

52:2 (1:1)

curling wave of water

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CEDLA INCIDENTELE PUBLICATIES 24. Maarten E. R. G. N. Jansen: Huisi Tacu. Amsterdam, 1982.