Scripts 蚩尤(Chinese, Japanese Kanji)
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Meaning & History
The name of a mythological tribal chieftain who famously opposed the Yellow Emperor. Various sources describe him as a horned humanoid with four eyes, six arms, and hoofed feet, with 81 brothers-in-arms. He was defeated and killed at the Battle of Zhuolu, but is said to have given rise to several ethnic minorities in southern China. The Hmong people in particular venerate him as their ancestor.