|Portrait of Cangjie showing his four eyes and eight pupils|
Cangjie is a legendary figure in ancient China (c. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National 2650 BC), claimed to be an official historian of the Yellow Emperor and the inventor of Chinese characters. Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor, is a Legendary Chinese sovereign and cultural hero who is considered in Chinese mythology to be the A Chinese character, also known as a Han character ( is a Logogram used in writing Chinese (hanzi Japanese (  Legend has it that he had four eyes and eight pupils, and that when he invented the characters, the deities and ghosts cried and the sky rained millet. Polycoria is a pathological condition of the Eye characterized by more than one pupillary opening in the iris. The millets are a group of small- Seeded Species of Cereal crops or grains widely grown around the world for Food and Fodder He is considered a legendary figure rather than a historical figure, or at least, not considered to be sole inventor of Chinese characters. A legend ( Latin, legenda, "things to be read" is a Narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to The Cangjie method, a Chinese character input method, is named after him. The Cangjie input method (often erroneously spelt “Changjie” or “Cang Jei” is a system by which Chinese characters may be entered into a Computer by means A rock on Mars, visited by the Mars rover Spirit, was named after him by the rover team. MER-A ( Mars Exploration Rover - A) known as Spirit, is the first of the two rovers of NASA 's Mars Exploration Rover 
Shortly after unifying China, the Yellow Emperor, being terribly dissatisfied with his "rope knot tying" method (e. g. , Quipu) of recording information, charges Cangjie with the task of creating characters for writing. Quipu or khipu (sometimes called talking knots) were recording devices used in the Inca Empire and its predecessor societies in the Andean Cangjie then settles down on the bank of a river, and devotes himself to the completion of the task at hand. After devoting much time and effort, however, he's unable to create even one character. One day, Cangjie suddenly sees a phoenix flying in the sky above, carrying an object in its beak. The object falls to the ground directly in front of Cangjie, and he discovers it to be an impression of a hoof-print. Not being able to recognize which animal the print belonged to, he asked for the help of a local hunter passing by on the road. The hunter told him that this was, without a doubt, the hoof-print of a PiXiu, being different from the hoof-print of any other beast alive. Pixiu or Pi Yao ( originally known as Pi Xie ( 辟邪; to avoid evil spirits in Chinese) is a Chinese mythical hybrid His conversation with the hunter greatly inspired Cangjie, leading him to believe that if he could capture in a drawing the special characteristics that set apart each and every thing on the earth, this would truly be the perfect kind of character for writing. From that day forward, Cangjie paid close attention to the characteristics of all things, including the sun, moon, stars, clouds, lakes, oceans, as well as all manner of bird and beast. He began to create characters according to the special characteristics he found, and before long, had compiled a long list of characters for writing. To the delight of the Yellow Emperor, Cangjie presented him with the complete set of characters. The emperor then called the premiers of each of the nine provinces together in order for Cangjie to teach them this new writing system. Monuments and temples were erected in Cangjie's honor on the bank of the river where he created these characters.