Nuwa

Nuwa, with the family name Feng, was the younger sister of Fuxi. She has a human head and a snake’s body, and is depicted as a creator goddess in Chinese mythology. It is believed that, in the beginning of time, Nuwa created people from clay and was responsible for matching men and women in matrimony. She was hailed as the mother goddess. Subsequently, Heaven and Earth was stuck by a series of catastrophes, including fire and flooding, and Nuwa smelted five-coloured stones to patch up the azure sky, putting an end to the calamities and saving humans. Therefore, people practise the “mending sky” custom to remember Nuwa.

Function

Happy marriage; good interpersonal relationships

Festival

Unknown

Temple

Hung Shing Temple, Tai Kok Tsui