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The Evolution of Legends and Beliefs: Take the Legend of the Qimu, Shaoyi and Qiniang in the Songshan Area as an Example

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2022.050410 | Downloads: 6 | Views: 39


Gao Ge 1


1 Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou, 730030, Gansu, China

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Gao Ge


There is a folk that in the Songshan area, Qi's mother, sister of Qi's mother and Qiniang are all Dayu's wives. The legend of Yu's wives is an important part of Dayu legend, but the plot of "Yu marrying Tushan" in the literature is single, which has evolved into genealogies, characters, and plots that are different from other places and can not be seen in any literature, and legends and beliefs of one, two, and three wives appeared. This paper selects the Songshan area where Yu's wives are rich in beliefs and legends for fieldwork, including Dengfeng, Yuzhou, Jia County, Gongyi, Yanshi and other counties and cities, to explore the process of localization of Dayu legends.


Legend, beliefs, Songshan area, Dayu's wives, Evolution


Gao Ge, The Evolution of Legends and Beliefs: Take the Legend of the Qimu, Shaoyi and Qiniang in the Songshan Area as an Example. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2022) Vol. 5: 42-47. DOI:


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