Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.
Emily Blunt, Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, Ewan McGregor and Christoph Waltz for IWC Schaffhausen - Photo by Peter Lindbergh - 2014
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[7/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | DIAN MU
Dian Mu [電母] is the Chinese goddess of lightning, who is said to have used flashing mirrors to send bolts of lightning across the sky. It is believed that she can distinguish good from evil in order to uphold justice.
The legend of Dian Mu goes that, in ancient times, there was no lightning during thunderstorms. One night, the God of Thunder killed a good woman by mistake. He blamed himself for a long time. Then he told the Jade Emperor about this woman. The Jade Emperor commiserated with the victim and conferred the Goddess of Lightning on her.
From then on, the God of Thunder and the Goddess of Lightning worked together to chase away the evil spirits and punish the criminals. In order not to kill the good people, the Goddess of Lightning would use her mirror to judge first and then the God of Thunder would make thunder to punish the evil. Therefore, we can always see a flash of lightning before hearing the thunder during the thunderstorm.