Myths and Legends of China

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Saint-s. See Shêng-jên

S’âkyamuni, See Shâkyamuni

Samgha. Sêng Pao; the Priesthood in Buddhism, 119

San Ch’ing. The three Heavens of Taoism, 125

San Kuan. The Three Agents,125; San Kuan Ta Ti, 125; T’ai Shang San Kuan, 125; sons of Dragon-king’s daughters, 126

San Kuo Chih,” The Story of the Three Kingdoms; an historical romance, 117 sq.

San Pao. The Three Precious Things, or Treasures—Buddha, the Law, and the Priesthood, 119

San Yüan. The Three Origins,125; and the divisions of the year, 126; ‘the Three True Sovereigns, Guests of the Kingdom of Wu,’ 127

Scholars. Shih; the first class of the people, 28

Schools. See Accessory Institutions

Sciences, Little cultivated until modern times, 54 sq.

Sea. Dragon-kings of the, 212; Yang Hou, Spirit of the, 212 sq.; legend of the Eight Immortals crossing the, 304

Seasons. Festivals of the, 44

Second Self. And worship of the living, 101, See also Other Self

Sêng Pao. Samgha; the Priesthood or Church, one of the San Pao of Buddhism, 119

Sentiments, Æsthetic and Moral, 52

Sha Ho-shang, or Sha Wu-ching. A priest in the Hsi yu chi, 326; and Kuan Yin, 335; journeys with the Master, 341 sq.; his reward, 368

Sha Wu-ching. See Sha Ho-shang

Shakya, or S’âkya. Same as S’âkyamuni Buddha, Shih-chia Fo, Gautama, 119. See Shâkyamuni

Shâkyamuni, S’âkyamuni, or Shih-chia Fo. The name used in Chinese literature for Gautama Buddha, 119; and Kuan Yin, 251 Page 447

Shan Hai Ching.” The Hill and River Classic, 386

Shan Ts’ai. And Miao Shan, 271 sq.; his fidelity tested, 272 sq.; transformation of, 273; canonized, 287

Shang. The Merchants; the fourth class of the people, 28

Shang Ti. The Supreme Ruler, 94; and Ti, 94; worship of, 95; sacrifices to, 95; confused with T’ien, 97; confers on Chuang Chou the kingdom of Jupiter, 150

Shang Yang. Legend of the, 207

Shao, or Piao. Part of the constellation of the Great Bear, 106

Shê-chi. Gods of the Soil and Crops, 165

Shê-mo Wang. Gods of Serpents, 165

Shên. Name for gods, 103

Shên Chên-jên. And T’ai Sui, 195

Shên Hsien Chuan.” Biographies of the Gods, by Ko Hung, 79

Shên I. The Divine Archer Ch’ih-chiang Tzŭ-yü, 181 and the Emperor Yao, 180 sq. and Fei Lien, 205; shoots the nine false suns, 182; marries the sister of the Water-spirit, 182; canonized, 183; builds a palace for Chin Mu, 184; and the pill of immortality, 185; kills Chisel-tooth, 184; receives the sun-palace, 186; and the Bird of Dawn, 187; visits the moon, 188

Shên Kung-pao. Meets Chiang Tzŭ-ya, 155; tempts Chiang Tzŭ-ya to desert Chou, 155; his power to separate his head from his body, 155; discards his head, 156; his head taken by Ancient Immortal of the South Pole, 157; obtains his head again, 157

Shên Lang. Hsü Chên-chün and, 224

Shên Nung, or Ti Huang Shih. A legendary emperor, 247; and T’ai I, 143; as God of Agriculture, 239; as God of Fire (Huo Ti, Yen Ti), 239; as God of Medicine, 247

Shên Pao, or Lao Tzŭ. Third person of Taoist triad, 125

Shên Shih. The Gentry; a social division, 28

Shên Shu. A Door-god, 173. See