Goddess Xi Wangmu (Xiwangmu) Who Controlled Life, Death, Creation And Talked Directly To Humans In Chinese Mythology
A. Sutherland – AncientPages.com – One of our earlier articles we devoted to the sacred Kunlun Mountains believed to be a Taoist paradise and the central pillar of the world that supported the heavens.
In Chinese mythology, it was to be the sacred place where the earthly world was connected with the world of the gods.
This powerful Chinese goddess was also known as the ‘Queen of the West’ or ‘Queen Mother of the West. Source
Kunlun was the sacred place associated with the goddess Xiwangmu (Xi Wangmu), as her place of residence, and as some tales say, there lived the divine siblings – Nuwa (Nüwa) and Fuxi lived. It was after the world was just created, and they were the only survivors of a great flood.
The Kunlun Mountains have been seen as the origin of the Chinese civilization, and a place where wonderful trees grew, producing precious stones instead of fruit, and cinnabar streams had magnificent properties. ‘Those who drank from those streams escaped death.’ 1
For the Hindu and other eastern religions, the sacred Mount Meru was of very similar importance.