BC AYN 2322
Annual Report (AR) beginning:
January 1 (GongLi 公曆, 2323 BCE) Gregorian calendar.
Ecclesiastical Lunar New Year
BC AYN 2322: 1st/100 years reign and the 20th/119 years of the lifespan of the 4th/5 Emperors Yao (堯); “bedspread,” also known as TangYao or YaoTang-Shi (陶唐氏) according to the Chinese Classic of History (書]經) ShangShu (尚書, SangSeo 상서); “esteemed documents.” Yao is said to have invented the game of WeiQi (圍棋); “surround or encircle go” known as the ancient game of Go. Go (棋) is decomposed of Mu (木]); “tree” and Qi (其); “stone temple.”
10 Sun-birds and the Mulberry Tree
During the reign of Emperor Yao (堯, BC AYN 2322 - BC AYN 2222) there was a legend of YangWu (陽烏); the 10 “sun-birds,” offspring of DiJun (帝君); “emperor sovereign or ruler,” deity of the Eastern heaven. DiJun is a reference to WenChang DiJun (文昌帝君); “sun lit or good, correct or proper literature or culture Emperor Jun,” a Taoist deity in Chinese Mythology, known as the God of Culture and Literature. The 10 sun-birds resided in a mulberry tree in the eastern sea FuSang 扶桑); “support, help or protect mulberry tree,” each day one of the sun-birds would travel around the world on a carriage, driven by XiHe (羲和) the wife of Emperor DiJun (帝君) and the Chinese sun goddess and mother of the 3-legged Sun-birds YangWu (陽烏). Folklore states that all 10 YangWu sun birds came out on the same day, causing chaos and the world to burn, Yao ask HouYi the archer to save the day, HouYi shot down all but one of the sun birds. HouYi agreed and was hailed as a hero for mankind. Yet, later, HouYi’s actions caused him to make enemies in heaven and as a result he was punished with divine wrath, ultimately killed by HanZhuo (寒浞) in BC AYN 2115.