Hsi Wang Mu
Also known as Xi Wang Mu.
- East Asian (culture)
- Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
Seen as a beast with the teeth of a tiger the tail of a leopard and the face of a beautiful woman, Hsi Wang Mu is the source of Yin, the female energy of this world. She lives in a palace where she is attended by the three-legged birds, the Jade Girls. She grows the peaches of immortality that ripen every three thousand years. Whoever eats these peaches is released from death. His consort is Dong Wang Gong.
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