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Goddess Peak



Goddess Peak

Goddess Peak

  is located in the north of

Yangtze River

, 15 kilometers from east of Wushan County. Goddess Peak is a giant stone, standing in clouds and fogs, so seen from water; it seems like a fairy goddess. It has the typical features of ancient beauties in China, hence many a poet or essayer wrote a large number of articles to speak highly of her charm and prettiness.  

As for the anecdotes or fairy story of Goddess Peak, there are diversified, one is the story, created by Song Yu in his famous article-Ode to Goddess, that the pretty goddess had a date with ChuXiangwang, the other one is that Goddess Yao Ji intentionally got down from the heaven to the earthly world in order to help Da Yu with flood control.

Yao Ji was a fairy princess living in the heaven, but she was tired of heavenly life, so she traveled the earthly world with her sisters. On the way, they found 12 evil dragons doing the harm to the earthly people. So she helped Da Yu to fight the flood, besides, she also presented Da Yu a book for flood control, but she was caught by the sacred soldiers of the heaven before she told how to use this book. Later, she returned to the earthly world with the deadline set by queen. She helped Da Yu succeeded in dredging the rivers between the mountains and gorges. She also fell in love with the three gorges and forgot the deadline. So she stayed in the earthly world to lead the boat in trouble and did good things to the local, as the time went, she became a peak forever.

Nowadays, the travelers visiting three gorges can always see her prettiness on the peak of the mountains.

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