Shennong (Traditional Chinese: 神農; Simplified Chinese: 神农; pinyin: Shénnóng; Vietnamese: Thần Nông), also known as the Yan Emperor (炎帝) or the Emperor of the Five Grains (traditional Chinese: 五穀先帝; simplified Chinese: 五谷先帝; pinyin: Wǔgǔ xiāndì), is a legendary ruler of China and culture hero of Chinese mythology who is believed to had lived some 5,000 years ago, and taught ancient China the practices of agriculture. Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Vietnamese ( tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ) formerly known under French colonization as Annamese ( see Annam) Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use A legend ( Latin, legenda, "things to be read" is a Narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to The Emperor of China ( refers to any sovereign of Imperial China reigning since the founding of the Qin Dynasty in 221 BC until the fall of A culture hero is a Mythological Hero specific to some group ( cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, etc Chinese mythology is a collection of Cultural history, Folktales, and Religions that have been passed down in oral or written form China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Appropriately, his name means "the Divine Farmer". Considered to be the father of Chinese agriculture, this legendary emperor taught his people how to cultivate grains as food, so as to avoid killing animals.
He is said to have tasted hundreds of herbs to test their medical value. A(n herb (ˈhɝb or /ˈɝb/ see pronunciation differences) is a plant that is valued for qualities such as medicinal properties flavor scent or the like The most well-known work attributed to Shennong is the The Divine Farmer's Herb-Root Classic (traditional Chinese: 神農本草經; simplified Chinese: 神农本草经; pinyin: Shénnóng běncǎo jīng) – first compiled some time during the end of the Western Han Dynasty, several thousand years after Shennong existed – which lists the various medical herbs such as reishi which were discovered by Shennong and given grade and rarity ratings. Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use The Han Dynasty ( 206 BC–220 AD followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China. Língzhī (traditional Chinese 靈芝; simplified Chinese 灵芝; Japanese reishi; Korean yeongji, hangul 영지 is the name for one This work is considered to be the earliest Chinese pharmacopoeia. Pharmacopoeia (literally the art of the drug compounder in its modern technical sense is a book containing directions for the identification of samples and the preparation of compound It includes 365 medicines derived from minerals, plants, and animals. Shennong is credited with identifying hundreds of medical (and poisonous) herbs by personally testing their properties, which was crucial to the development of Traditional Chinese medicine. A(n herb (ˈhɝb or /ˈɝb/ see pronunciation differences) is a plant that is valued for qualities such as medicinal properties flavor scent or the like Traditional Chinese medicine (also known as TCM,) includes a range of traditional medical practices originating in China. Tea, which acts as an antidote against the poisonous effects of some seventy herbs, is also said to be his discovery. Tea refers to the cured agricultural product of the leaves leaf buds and internodes of Camellia sinensis, which have been prepared and cured for the market Chinese legend places this discovery in 2737 B. Chinese mythology is a collection of Cultural history, Folktales, and Religions that have been passed down in oral or written form C. , according to which Shennong first tasted tea from tea leaves on burning tea twigs, which were carried up from the fire by the hot air, and landed in his cauldron of boiling water.  Shennong is venerated as the Father of Chinese medicine. He is also believed to have introduced the technique of acupuncture. History Antiquity In China, the practice of acupuncture can perhaps be traced as far back as
A close kinsman of the Yellow Emperor, he is said to be a patriarch of the Chinese. Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor, is a Legendary Chinese sovereign and cultural hero who is considered in Chinese mythology to be the Originally a patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a Pater familias over an extended family The Han Chinese regarded them both as their joint ancestors. Han Chinese ( are an Ethnic group native to China and by most modern definitions the largest single Ethnic group in the world. He is also considered one of the ancestors of the Vietnamese people. The Vietnamese people (người Việt or vi ''người Kinh'' are an Ethnic group originating from what is now northern Vietnam and southern China. He was deified as one of the San Huang for his contributions to mankind. The Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors ( were mythological rulers of China during the period from c
Shennong is said to have played a part in the creation of the Guqin, together with Fuxi and the Yellow Emperor. The (simplified/traditional 古琴; Pinyin: gǔqín In Chinese mythology Fu Xi or Fu Hsi ( aka Paoxi ( mid 2800s BCE was the first of the mythical Three Sovereigns (三皇 sānhuáng of ancient China Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor, is a Legendary Chinese sovereign and cultural hero who is considered in Chinese mythology to be the
Scholarly works mention that the paternal family of famous Song Dynasty General Yue Fei traced their origins back to Shennong. The father is defined as the Male Parent of an offspring The Adjective "paternal" refers to father parallel to "maternal" for The Song Dynasty ( Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao was a ruling dynasty in China between 960&ndash1279 CE it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Yue Fei’s biographies Yue Fei Biography A biography of Yue Fei was written 60 years after his death by his grandson the poet and historian Yue Ke (岳柯 
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c. The Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors ( were mythological rulers of China during the period from c In Chinese mythology Fu Xi or Fu Hsi ( aka Paoxi ( mid 2800s BCE was the first of the mythical Three Sovereigns (三皇 sānhuáng of ancient China The following list of Chinese monarchs is in no way inclusive 2737 BC – c. 2698 BC