Scripts 夸父(Chinese, Japanese Kanji)
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Meaning & History
From a combination of the characters 夸 (kua, meaning “boast”) and 父 (fu, meaning “father”). Kuafu was a giant in Chinese mythology most well known for trying to chase or race with the sun. After dying from thirst, his wooden staff transformed into a forest of peach trees. Alternatively, he is killed by the dragon YINGLONG during the Yellow Emperor’s battle with Chiyou. An account in the Shanhaijing (山海经) describes him as holding a yellow snake in each hand and wearing two more as earrings.