Yu the Great
Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:58 PM
Posted 04 June 2009 - 11:13 PM
I know Yu was the founder of the Xia Dynasty, but was he also one of the 5 emperors and 3 Sovereigns? I've read from different sources that he was one or the other or both and so I just wanted to grab some opinions and decide based on the majority.
Yu 禹 was indeed the founder of the Xia Dynasty, but he was not one of the "3 Sovereigns and 5 Emperors ". For info regarding "3 Sovereigns and 5 Emperors", please refer to http://www.chinahist...?showtopic=3307.
The 3 Sovereigns are Suiren Clan (燧人氏) [Fire clan], Fuxi Clan (伏羲氏) [Fisherman clan] and Shennong Clan (神农氏) [Farmers clan]
The 5 Emperors are Huangdi (黄帝), Zhuanxu (颛顼), Diku (帝喾), Yao (尧), Shun (舜)
The most famous story about Yu was that he led a campaign to fight against the flood and relieving the problem of flood, earning him much reputation and support to be a leader.
"夫君子之行：靜以修身，儉以養德；非淡泊無以明志，非寧靜無以致遠。" - 諸葛亮
One should seek serenity to cultivate the body, thriftiness to cultivate the morals. If you are not simple and frugal, your ambition will not sparkle. If you are not calm and cool, you will not reach far. - Zhugeliang
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