The Legend of Lady White

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lady white snake
lady white snake

There are many versions about the lady white snake and a hand-some young man named Xu Xian. Lady White and Xiaoqing,two spirits in fact, came down to earth to seek the little boy who had saved the life of lady white snake when she was small and stayed in her heart ever since.

Lady White and Qing
Lady White and Qing

It turned out that Xu Xian was the very man they had been looking for. Lady White and Xu Xian fell in love with each other,and later with the help of Xiaoqing they got married. At the time of Dragon Boat Festival,it was the custom for every household to fasten plants such as calamus and Chinese mugwort to drive away spirits,which were surely dangerous to Lady White and Xiaoqing.

White Snake and Xuxian
White Snake and Xuxian
Be crushed under the Leifeng Pagoda

On that day,lady White took a sip of real-gar prepared by Xu Xian which caused her to lose her superior magic skills and be-come a large white snake. Xu Xian was greatly shocked when he saw the snake on the bed. He fell to the floor and died. When the power of realgar faded away,Lady White resumed her human form. She was heartbroken to find Xu Xian lying dead beside the bed. To restore Xu Xian to life,Lady White flew to the Kunlun Mountain to steal ganoderrna,a celestial herb. There after a battle between Lady White and the heavenly guards,the Immortal of the Southern End appeared,who was impressed by Lady White’s sincerity and perseverance,finally granted her the glossy ganoderma. Xu Xian came back to life and his suspicions were allayed by a story made up by Lady White and Xiaoqing. Later, in order to save her husband,Lady White summoned up surging flood to Jinshan Temple,but finally failed in he fight and was suppressed by Fa Hai under the Leifeng Pagoda by West Lake.