Xing Tian | Xing Yao

Defiance, Battle, and Resurrection in Ancient Legends

Xing Tian served as a minister of Yan Emperor, having a strong passion for music. He composed poems and songs such as "Fuli Tune" and "Harvest Ode" to celebrate the Yan Emperor's birthday.

After the defeat of the Yan Emperor by the Yellow Emperor in the Battle of Banquan, Xingtian followed the Yan Emperor and settled in the southern region. At that time, Chiyou rose up in revenge, and Xingtian intended to join the battle, but was stopped by the Yan Emperor. Later, when Chiyou's forces were eradicated by the Yellow Emperor, Xingtian learned of Chiyou's death and, in a fit of rage, wielding his axe and shield, he stormed to the outer gate of the Southern Heaven in the Heavenly Palace, challenging the Yellow Emperor to a one-on-one duel. Ultimately, Xingtian was defeated and his head was chopped off by the Yellow Emperor's Xuanyuan Sword.

To prevent Xingtian's resurrection, the Yellow Emperor buried his head in Changyang Mountain. The "Classic of Mountains and Seas - Western Classic of Overseas" records: "Xingtian contended with the Emperor as a god, the Emperor severed his head, buried him in Changyang Mountain, then with nipples as eyes, with navel as mouth, brandishing weapons to dance." Despite losing his head, Xingtian did not die; instead, he rose again, using his two nipples as eyes and his navel as a mouth. He wielded a shield in his left hand and an axe in his right. Without a head, he could only fiercely hack and chop towards the sky, engaging in fierce combat in the darkness, causing other creatures to dare not approach him.