Classic of the Mountains: North (third mountain system)
14 of the mountains' Mountain Gods have pig-like bodies and adorn jade ornaments. Offering a sacrifice to [these] Mountain Gods: Ceremonial jade artefacts need not be buried in the ground.
10 of the mountains' Mountain Gods have pig-like bodies, eight legs and snake-like tails. Offering a sacrifice to [these] Mountain Gods: Bury a Bi1 in the ground after performing the ritual.
A total of 44 Mountain Gods [should be] offered polished rice when offering a sacrifice to them. Those who participate in this ritual activities must eat raw food that has not been roasted on a fire.
1 A Jade Bi (玉璧 yù bì) is a disc of jade with a hole in the centre that was used in many rituals and ceremonies in ancient China.
The third mountain system to the North, from Tai Hang Mountain (太行山 tài háng shān) to Wu Feng Mountain (无逢山 wú féng shān) is made up of 46 mountains and spans an area of 12,350 leagues. Among them, 20 of the mountains' Mountain Gods have horse-like bodies and human-like faces. Offering a sacrifice to [these] Mountain Gods: Bury herbs such as algae and jasmine in the ground.
Mountain God 山神 (shān shén)
Status: Mountain Gods
Pronunciation: (audio file coming soon)
Best known for: Various
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