Scripts 共工(Chinese, Japanese Kanji)
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Meaning & History
From a combination of the characters 共 (gòng, meaning “together”) and 工 (gōng, meaning “work”). Gonggong is a water god in Chinese mythology whose violent, subversive nature caused great disasters and floods. He is most infamous for toppling the heavenly pillar Mt. Buzhou after losing a fight with ZHURONG, making the sky tilt to the northwest and the earth tilt to the southeast. He is often described with red hair, an iron forehead and the body of a snake.