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The Story of Nuwa Repairing the Sky

After Pangu created the heavens and earth, all living beings emerged. I don’t know which year, the western sky suddenly collapsed, and the water in the Tianhe River flowed down from the gap into the human world, drowning countless people and animals, and the world was immediately reduced to the state of Ze. At that time, there was a girl named Nvwa who lived in a cave on a cliff that could not be submerged by even the largest amount of water. She witnessed the people wandering and moved with compassion, vowing to fill the gaps in the sky. She left the cliff cave where she lived, climbed countless high mountains, crossed many large rivers, and searched everywhere for ways to mend the sky, but to no avail.


She was extremely tired and sat down to rest. Before she knew it, she fell asleep and had a very strange dream. In the dream, an immortal told her that the top of Kunlun Mountain was filled with many colorful gemstones. After refining them with fire, they could be used to fill the sky. After Nuwa woke up, she headed straight for Kunlun Mountain. Kunlun Mountain is towering and steep, with countless evil beasts such as lions and tigers, waiting for idle people to climb the mountain. But she wholeheartedly wanted to find a precious stone to fill the sky as soon as possible to alleviate the disaster for the people of the world. The road was rugged and dangerous, and she ignored it all. She traveled day and night and came to the foot of Kunlun Mountain.

Nuwa finally found the five colored gemstone on the mountaintop. She picked up many and piled them up on the mountaintop, burning a big fire. She spent ninety-nine and eighty-one days refining the gemstones into molten slurry. Watching the molten slurry refine, Nu Wa was extremely happy. She picked up the molten slurry with both hands time and time again to fill the sky, until there was no leakage from the gaps in the sky, and then she breathed a sigh of relief. At this moment, the people on the ground saw that the river no longer flowed down, and they began to rebuild their homes and live a happy life again.

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