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Xi Wangmu (西王母), in Chinese mythology, literally "Queen Mother of the West," is the ruler of the western paradise and goddess of immortality. Chinese mythology is the mythology of Chinese civilization. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Paradise The word paradise itself comes from the Persian word of pardees, paradeisos (same word latinized), and firdows (same word arabicized). ... A goddess is a female deity in contrast with a male deity known as a god. A great many cultures have goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both of the conventional genders and in some cases even hermaphroditic (or gender neutral) deities. ... Immortality is the concept of existing for a potentially infinite or indeterminate length of time. ...


Originally she was a ferocious goddess with the teeth of a tiger, who sent plagues down upon the world. After she was adopted into the Taoist pantheon, she was transformed into a benign deity. A goddess is a female deity in contrast with a male deity known as a god. A great many cultures have goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both of the conventional genders and in some cases even hermaphroditic (or gender neutral) deities. ... Types of teeth Molars are used for grinding up foods Carnassials are used for slicing food. ... Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family, one of four big cats that belong to the Panthera genus. ... A disease is any abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, or distress to the person affected or those in contact with the person. ... For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ... A deity or a god, is a postulated preternatural being, usually, but not always, of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings. ...


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The divinity Yu Huang, also called the Jade Emperor, had a wife named Xi Wangmu also known as Queen Mother of the West.
The immortals residing in the palace of Xi Wangmu were said to celebrate an extravagant banquet called the Pantao Hui or "The Feast of Peaches".
Ivory statues depicting Xi Wangmu's attendants often held three peaches.
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