Story of China

The Myth of the Origins of the Chinese People

Clip: Episode 1 | 2m 28s

Michael Wood joins a million pilgrims at a temple festival in the Chinese countryside to celebrate the myth of the mother-goddess Nüwa and her brother Fuxi, which has been handed down from prehistory. The people tell how the ancestors of the Chinese people Nüwa and Fuxi created humanity- by mixing their own blood with the yellow mud of the Yellow River!

Aired: 02/08/17

Rating: NR

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