Legend of Mount Tai

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Legend of Mount Tai

Taishan legend is one of the folk legends in Shandong Province. According to legend, the history of the Theocracy of Taishan God in charge of life and death can be traced back to the pre-Qin period. According to Gu Yanwu's Archaeological Records, there has been a legend of immortals in Mount Tai since the weekend.

Historical Origin

After the emergence of Yin-Yang and Wuxing in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, Mount Tai became a place where Yin-Yang alternated and everything developed. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, due to the emergence of Taoism, there was a "theory of managing ghosts in Mount Tai" in the society. Mount Tai God was in charge of the world's power of life and death. The altar of the ancient emperor's descent to Chan was changed into the Temple of the King of Yan. Yan Shigu, a scholar of the Tang Dynasty, commented on the phrase "Shangfu Zen Gaoli" in Han Shu, saying, "The word"Gao"should be the height below, among the two dead; Gaoli Mountain is the place of ghosts at the foot of Mount Tai." Jin Dynasty Ganbao "Sou Shen Ji" and Zhang Hua "Museum Zhi" all said that Mount Tai was in charge of life and death, and there are many stories in the book that fulfilled the official duties of Mount Tai in the underworld. Jin Luji's "Taishan Yin" eulogizes: "Where is Mount Tai high, it is a long way to build heaven. Around the extreme, the clouds are gloomy. Father Liang also has a pavilion and Artemisia has a pavilion. There are many ghosts in the temple, and the temple gathers larks. Changyin Taishan side, generous and exciting Chu voice.

Xu Zhonglin of the Ming Dynasty in the compilation of "The Romance of Enfencing the Gods", let Jiang Ziya seal the Zhou Dynasty martial general Huang Feihu to assume the post of Dongyue Emperor: "In charge of 18 hells in the underworld, all who should be transformed into human immortals and ghosts by life and death should be reconstructed from Dongyue, Fang Xu implemented."

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Pangu separates heaven and earth

There are countless famous mountains in the world. Why do emperors and people of all ages solely respect Mount Tai in Dongyue? This also begins with Pangu, a pioneer in the world.

Legend has it that long ago, when the world was first formed and the sky and the earth were just divided, a man named Pangu grew up between the heaven and the earth.

The sky rises by a tenth every day, the earth is thicker by a tenth every day, and Pangu is also taller by a tenth every day. So day after day, year after year, he lived like this. After a long period of 18,000 years, the sky was very high, the earth was very thick, Pangu also grew very high, his breathing gasified into the wind, his breathing voice turned into thunder, his eyes blinked, flashed blue light, which is lightning, when he was happy, the sky became bright and sunny, when he was angry, the sky became cloudy and rainy. Later Pangu slowly aged, and finally died. Suddenly the giant fell to the ground, his head turned into Dongyue, his belly into Zhongyue, his left arm into Nanyue, his right arm into Beiyue, his feet into Xiyue, his eyes into sun and moon, his hair into vegetation, and his grease paste into rivers.

Because Pangu pioneered the world and created the world, later generations respected him as the ancestor of mankind, and his head became Mount Tai, so Mount Tai was called the Supreme "the first mountain in the world" and became the first of the five mountains.

Sima Qian

Sima Qian, a famous historian, thinker and writer in the Western Han Dynasty, is well known for his admiration for Mount Tai.

In the first year of the Yuan Dynasty, Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty first closed Mount Tai to Chan. Sima Qian's father, as a historian, should have come to Mount Tai to attend the feudal ceremony, but he stayed in Luoyang for some reason. He regards it as a great event in his political life that he can't go eastward to attend the fengzen ceremony, which makes him extremely sorry and disappointed. Finally, he becomes sick and confined to bed. At this time, Sima Qian came back from a trip to meet his father, so he took Sima Qian's hand and wept and said, "Our ancestors were officials of the Zhou Dynasty, and their ancestors also made great contributions to Xia. They are the elders of hundreds of officials. Later generations are gradually weakening. Will heaven be extinct for me?" If you can succeed to the post of Taishi official, you can inherit your ancestral career. Now the emperor of the Han Dynasty has inherited the great unification of Fengchan Mount Tai for thousands of years, and Fengchan is in Mount Tai, but I can't follow it. It's doomed! After my death, you will succeed to the post of Taishi Official, and do Taishi. Don't forget my desire to write books and make speeches. "

Sima Qian can see from his father's words how important it is for Guangzong Yaozu to attend the Fengchan Taishan Grand Ceremony. Sima Qian did not fail to live up to his father's wishes. Even after suffering the palace sentence, he remained determined to endure humiliation and complete his uncompetitive career. In his book "Bao Ren An Shu" to his friend Ren An, he expressed his painful feelings after being sentenced, and referred to the intention of writing "Historical Records" and the determination to complete it. In this well-known letter, Sima Qian integrated Mount Tai into the famous sentence of thousands of years: "People inherently die, or heavier than Mount Tai, or lighter than feathers. "Obviously, in Sima Qian's mind, Mount Tai is a solemn, dignified, magnificent and amiable symbol.

Later, people used "Mount Tai" and "Hongmao", two objects with great contrast between weight and light, to compare the two things with great disparity.

Bixia Yuanjun

Everyone who climbs Mount Tai, whether domestic or foreign, does not fail to see Grandma Tai, Bixia Yuanjun. Some are generous.

Alms money; Some piety kowtows, five body throws to the ground. It is said that Bixia Yuanjun can bless all living beings and eliminate diseases and disasters, so the incense of Mount Tai is still lingering. Every spring, many people come from other places to make wishes. However, they may not know the origin of Bixia Yuanjun.

Legend has it that after Jiang Ziya assisted King Wu of Zhou to establish the Zhou Dynasty, the world was unified. King Wu believed that ministers should be rewarded for their achievements in founding the country. However, after thinking about it, he couldn't find the right gift. Finally, King Wu really came up with a brilliant idea to distribute the territory of the whole country to the ministers. In this way, it not only shows the generosity of King Wu, but also shows his trust in the ministers. At the same time, it tests whether the ministers are really loyal to the monarch and serve the country. Moreover, King Wu is relaxed and happy, so he can stay idle and be his "son of heaven". With a definite idea, King Wu handed over the power of feuding gods to Jiang Ziya, a military adviser, to divide him into princes.

But Jiang Ziya divided the princes and sealed off the other famous mountains, rivers and geomantic treasures in the whole country, leaving behind a mountain named Taishan in the east. Jiang Ziya had long known that Mount Tai was a magnificent and beautiful place for people to play. He had planned to leave Mount Tai for himself, but who knew that he had killed Cheng Bingjin halfway down the road. Huang Feihu, the king of Wu's escort general, came to his door and had to seal Mount Tai to him. Two people are discussing, I do not know who leaked the wind, Huang Feihu's sister Huang Feihu also came to Jiangziya site, said that King Wu promised her to come to Jiangziya. Now that's good. All three of them have taken a good look at Mount Tai, but they can't all sit down. What on earth is this going to do? Up to now, only the Huang brothers and sisters are enough to tangle their teeth, so they have to dispel the idea of sitting on Mount Tai. However, it's a pity that he gave up. When he saw Huang's brother and sister, one of whom was successful in driving and the other was behind the emperor's stage, and they were red-faced, he gambled and said to them, "If you are good, no one will fight, no one will fight, no one will fight. With your own ability, whoever climbs Mount Tai first will be whoever climbs Mount Tai. "When Huang Feihu listened, he could not help clapping his hands. He thought: With all my strength, Mount Tai can still have Huangfei's share? However, the lonely princess, without any fear, agreed.

Huang Feihu is a martial artist with developed limbs and simple mind. Once the competition date arrives, he rides on his Kirin and goes from Kyoto to Mount Tai night and day. Huang Fei racked her brains for the match and finally came up with a clever plan. At the beginning of the competition, she took off one of her shoes, made a magic trick, threw them on the top of the Jade Emperor, and then came to Mount Tai without hurry. When Huang Fei climbed Mount Tai, his brother waited impatiently at Nantianmen as early as possible.

When he saw Huang Fei's late arrival, he said to her, "No way, no way, don't try hard." Should you take it this time? "

"How could that be true! I arrived here first. I thought something had happened to you on the way. I went to pick you up. I didn't want you to come round. "Huang Fei said solemnly.

"You don't fuss around, you say first, what evidence do you have? "Huang Feihu is really a little worried.

"Evidence? Of course. Come and see it. "

Huang Feihu followed his sister to the top of Yuhuangding, only to see a embroidered shoe of Huangfei standing upright on the stone flat. Despite the evidence, Huang Feihu was unconvinced and could not help scolding his sister: "You are playing tricks. "Huang Fei said slowly:" With ability, how can you play tricks? "Huang Fei knows she can't wrap fire in the paper. Her brother alone can deal with it. When Jiang Ziya comes, they will be in trouble. She looked helpless and said to her brother, "We two brothers and sisters, should have been you to respect me, regardless of you and me. Let's do this: I live on the hill, you live on the hill; can we manage Mount Tai altogether? "In this way, the first Huang Feihu did not know the truth of the world; the later Huang Feihu became a generous and generous person; he turned his eyes white with anger. But there is no way, who let her be his mother's sister, had to agree.

When Jiang Ziya came, he knew that Huang Feihu had been fooled by his sister. But when he saw that all the brothers and sisters of Huang had agreed, he could not explain the matter any more, so he had to make up his mind. He named Huang Feihu the God of Mount Tai, Huang Feihu the king of Bixia Yuanjun, one at the Tianyi Temple under the mountain, and one at the Bixia Temple on the top of the mountain.

Grandma Taishan

When Grandma Taishan chose her place, she once visited Mount Lei. She found a large wasteland around the Taiping Peak.

There are more than 300 kinds of herbs, flowers and plants. Grandma Taishan liked the place and the flowers very much, so she named it Huapo. After she had lived in Mount Tai for a long time, she went to Mount Lailai to enjoy flowers every May.

When she came, she was pushed up the hill by a car, leaving a rut mark on the hill, which is the origin of the rut hill.

She thought these flowers were good, but they needed to be well managed. She brought a monk from Mount Tai to grow flowers and medicines for her on the flower slope. So there was a mountain beside the flower slope, which looked like the top of a monk's head, called "monk's head".

The monk is here all the year round to water the flowers for Grandma Taishan. The next year, Grandma Taishan came again, and the monk asked her a few questions, so that he could find a way out: first, there was not enough water here; second, there were cows here to eat flowers. According to the monk's request, Grandma Taishan ordered two pools near Huapo, one called "Upper Pool" and the other called "Lower Pool", two pools of water for watering flowers. On the way people often walked into the mountains, her sleeves shook and two stones came out, called "Jianiu Stone". If the cattle came here, they would be trapped.

The third year, she came again and sat in a place for a rest. She saw many people go up to the mountain to collect firewood, their shoes were worn out, and they continued to wear them wrapped with vines and thorns. Grandma Taishan felt very sorry and felt that she should give some charity to the people. So she pulled the hairpin off her head and said, "You become a cone to cone shoes for the people. "

The hairpin became a shining cone mountain. She also made a circle of Ge and Jing around the cone mountain to let the people mend their shoes.

When Grandma Taishan came to the mountain, she met the monk and said to him, "You have a good flower culture, but you haven't met my requirements. "

The monk said, "The water in the upper pool and the lower pool is too big to bear the flowers. We must find a way to water the flowers and not let them get waterlogged. "

Grandma Tai Shan threw off her sleeves again, and a spring came out of the mountain. No matter spring, summer, autumn and winter, drought or flood, it always dripped down and watered the flowers bit by bit. It is now the "Di Ta Quan".

Grandma Taishan later felt that it was not very comfortable to see flowers like this every year, so she said to the monk, "Can you give me a way to make me comfortable for a few days every year? "

The monk said, "Let those people below build you a Guanyin Tower!" "

Grandma Taishan sent monks to disguise themselves as ordinary people in the village and asked the people to build a Guanyin Tower for Grandma Taishan. The common people offered stones and materials and built a Guanyin Tower on the flower slope.

Grandma Taishan felt that the common people should also be rewarded for their efforts, so the sleeves of her robes were thrown off, and a big crack was made on the flower slope. There were two urns in the crack, one called "Mi urn" and the other called "Mi urn". In these two urns, crops were harvested year after year. The common people went up to the mountains to collect firewood, ate the pancakes, wrapped a bag of rice from the urn with the baggage of pancakes, wrapped a bag of noodles, and went home.

Later, Grandma Taishan invited the men and women around her to watch the flowers together. In this way, it is very inconvenient to go to the toilet, so Grandma Taishan has another dance gown sleeve. Three strange-shaped stones appeared on the hill, called "three people don't see each other." Grandma Taishan picked many flowers in Huashan and wanted to take them back, but she could not take them. One of her female followers said to her, "Aren't you wearing a washbasin, a mirror and a comb box? Can't we put the flowers in the comb box? "

Grandma Taishan said yes. Opening the comb box, there was a comb and a hairpin in it. Grandma Taishan took the comb away. She felt that the hairpin was useless, so she dropped it down the hill. After a long time, it became a very hairpin-like stone.

Daizong Archway

Legend has it that in order to monopolize Mount Tai, Bixia Yuanjun defeated many rivals in various ways and finally became the leader of the mountain. Nevertheless, Bixia Yuanjun is still greedy. Relying on the power of her father, the Jade Emperor, she continued to expand her jurisdiction around her. This caused the indignation of all the gods, and everyone went to Jiang Ziya, who was in charge of the power to seal the gods, to complain.

One day, Jiang Ziya came to Mount Tai with the "Fengshen Bang" to delimit the jurisdiction of Bixia Yuanjun: from the top of Mount Tai

Fifty miles each. Bixia Yuanjun suspected that the ground was small and quarreled with Jiang Ziya on the spot.

Jiang Ziya was not angry, so he persuaded him with good advice: "Yuanjun! If you don't like the small ground, let's discuss it again. "

"How to negotiate? "Asked Bixia Yuanjun.

Jiang Ziya said calmly, "You can find something and throw it down the hill. Wherever it falls, you can take care of it. Can't you see it?" "

Bixia Yuanjun thought, with my ability and strength, throwing a hundred miles is no problem! Then he promised, "Okay, that's it! Nevertheless, let's count on what we say. Nobody can say anything back. "

"A word for a word, never say back! "Jiang Ziya is serious and serious.

At this time, Bixia Yuanjun bowed and picked up the big stone at the mouth of the bowl. He raised his hand and threw it down. Jiang Ziya stopped him in a hurry and said:

"Slow down! Stones are everywhere. How can you find them if you throw them down the hill? Even if found, other gods do not admit it is not easy to do ah! In my opinion, it's better to throw something that nobody else has. "

Bixia Yuanjun thought it was reasonable, but for a while he could not find the right thing. He muttered to himself, "What can I throw away? "

Jiang Ziya slowly enlightened, "In my opinion, no one else has the embroidered shoes you wear. If you throw it out, it will be easy to find, and no one else dares not deny it! "

Bixia Yuanjun listened and thought: Yes, I threw an embroidered shoe down the hill, one in my hand, who dares not deny it?! So he took off an embroidered shoe and threw it down the hill with all his strength. After throwing away the embroidered shoes, Jiang Ziya, Bixia Yuanjun and other gods found the embroidered shoes at the foot of the mountain. The embroidered shoe, with its heel up and head down, was planted on the ground like a small gate. They calculate mileage, from here to the top, only twenty miles. At this time, Bixia Yuanjun knew that Jiang Ziya's plan was right, but he was not good at backbiting, so he had to acquiesce.

Later, people built a gate here, named Dai Zongfang, which became the starting point for climbing Mount Tai. At the foot of Mount Tai, anyone who climbs from Beiguan, Tai'an, must climb up from here as a starting point.

Arc Zhongbai

Under the terrace in front of the Tianyi Hall of Dai Temple, there is a cypress tree in the middle of Yongdao Road, which is not very tall. There is a scar on the South side. It is said that the cypress tree has a scar on the South side.

Around the front Fusangshi is turning three times, reversing three times, and then going north to touch the cypress scar seam, if you can touch it, it is a good omen, to pray to Mount Tai God, you will get a son, blessings, you want to make a fortune. But many visitors can't figure it out. Although this cypress is not beautiful and looks old, it has a very touching story.

Legend has it that since Wu Zetian was summoned into the palace by Emperor Li Zhi of Gaozong, he gradually gained favor and soon abolished the queen and replaced it by Wu Zetian. Li Zhiren was incompetent, and the previous dynasty could not decide major issues. The prime minister had to put forward proposals and then let him grant approval. Although Wu Zetian was a female, she was proficient in literature and history, and skilled in Imperial arts. After she became a queen, she gradually gave instructions to the emperor and participated in politics in the next dynasty.

When Prince Xian grew up, he was very dissatisfied with his mother's interference in the government. There were many different political opinions, which angered Wu Zetian and called him to death. Shi Zhong, the minister who followed Prince Xian, had long been very disgusted with the participation of Queen Wu in politics. Seeing that Prince Wu had been killed, in order to show his loyalty to the Prince, he pulled out his sword and committed suicide by caesarean section to show his dissatisfaction with Empress Wu.

After Shi Zhong's death, his soul came to Mount Tai in Dongyue and met the God of Mount Tai. He accused Wu of appointing cruel officials and killing innocents indiscriminately, even his own son, and demanded that the God punish him for his crimes. The God of Mount Tai feels his loyalty and makes him become a cypress tree. He stands in front of the temple and guards the Mountain God day and night, giving him the name "Guzhong cypress".

Today visitors see the scar on the south side of the tree, that is, the sword scar of Shizhong's caesarean section.

Eastern Oblique Stele

Most of the inscriptions in Dai Temple are written by the emperors and generals. What are the Li Si, Zhang Qian and Heng Fang steles, and Wu Zetianqiao's mandarin duck steles? People all admire them and go to see them. However, there is also a stone tablet which is not a famous expert. It attracts tourists from all over the world because there is an interesting story circulating here.

Legend has it that in the Northern Song Dynasty, two great stars in the literary world, Wang Anshi and Su Dongpo, came to Mount Tai to play together, to watch Tai borrow money from the earth, to see the smoke at nine o'clock in the world, to appreciate the beauty of Qin Song, Han Bai, and to listen to the long song of beautiful birds in streams and rivers.

However, when the two literary heroes came to the temple, they first visited Mount Tai God at Tianyi Temple and began to appreciate the inscriptions. They accidentally found a stone tablet tilting slightly eastward, which aroused their interest. They also talked about it one after another. Some said that after hundreds of years, the turtles below could not eat any more. Others said that the turtles wanted to go to the East China Sea to show people that they had different opinions.

At this time, Wang Anshi asked Su Dongpo enthusiastically, "Brother Su, how do you feel about this monument? Do you also write a poem?"

Su Dongpo recalled that Wang Anshi had played a joke on him and relegated him to Huangzhou. Although he had solved the mystery that autumn flowers were no better than spring flowers, he had suffered a lot. He wanted to play a trick on Wang Anshi. He said thoughtfully, "Hate Anshi's incorrectness at that time" and said, "Hate Anshi's incorrectness at that time" to signal Wang Anshi to continue.

Wang Anshi had thought about people, but he was not an idle person. When he heard that "An Shi is not right", he knew that this fellow was calculating himself, and then he chanted as if nothing had happened: "To this day, he is still on the East slope." As a result, Wang Anshi treated others in his own way and drew a lot of laughter. Su Dongpo also had to sigh.

Lisi Stele

The most precious and valuable stone inscribed in Dai Temple is the Li Si stele of the Qin Dynasty. It was carved in 209 B.C.

Although it has gone through a hundred generations, its charm still exists.

The inscription of Li Si has always been highly appraised. Lu Xun is praised as "the inscription of Han and Jin Dynasties comes from", which can be regarded as an artistic treasure. Its strength is like dragon flying, and its beauty is like lotus in water, which shows its artistic charm. It is precisely because of its worldwide attention and being regarded as a treasure that it attracts a remarkable experience.

It is said that this monument was carved by Li Si, Prime Minister of Qin Dynasty, at the order of Huhai of Qin II, standing on the Yunuchi of the Loan Ting, singing praises for its merits and virtues. During Jiajing period of Ming Dynasty, in order to prevent wind erosion and rain, they moved to Bixia Temple Donglu. In the fifth year of Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty, Bixia Temple was suddenly caught in a fire. With the help of the wind, the fire became more and more prosperous. As a result, the Bixia Temple was burned in a mess. Lisi Stele was also missing because of its disappearance. Many people regretted it.

In the 20 years of Jiaqing, Wang Rubi of Taianzhi County was a man who was fond of writing and writing. He had long known the preciousness of Li Qibei's stele and had been lamenting that he could not see it personally. When he came to Tai'an, he was determined to find it. So he posted notices everywhere and offered rewards to those who told him where he was going.

Shortly afterwards, an old man of Zhao's family, who was over 90 years old, came to the county government with the help of his family and said to Wangzhi County, "Lord Zhixian, next to him is a bricklayer. Before, when he was at the top of the hill, he saw a piece of ruined tablet and wondered if it was what adults were looking for." Lao Weng Zhao told them the shape and handwriting of the tablet one by one, saying, "At that time, people were thrown into the Yunuchi, hoping that adults would send someone to inspect it."

After listening to Zhao Weng's introduction, Wangzhi County, knowing that 89 of them were Li Si's steles, was naturally overjoyed and not afraid of high mountains and dangerous roads, invited Jiang Ying, the former Zhixian County, to accompany him up the mountain. Sure enough, a piece of monument was found in the Yunuchi. After washing it, the words "ministers and ministers go to invite you to die ignorantly" are vivid, and they are the real works of Li Si. So Daga in Wangzhi County celebrated, built houses and palaces on the top of the mountain, and built exquisite pavilions in the west of Dongyue Temple, named "Baoshiting", which was later changed to "Reading Stele Pavilion". When Ann entered, a solemn ceremony was held, rewarding the old man of Zhao's family. It was seventy-five years since he recovered from his loss.

Time flies like an arrow, the moon flies like a shuttle, and in a flash, seventeen years have passed. In the twelve years of Daoguang, the Dongyue Temple collapsed in a torrential rain because of its disrepair. This disaster affected the "Reading Stele Pavilion" and the stele Pavilion collapsed. Xu Zonggan, newly appointed Zhixian County, learned that busy people found the rubble and moved the tablet to the foot of the mountain and placed it between the walls of Daimiao Daoyuan.

In the sixteenth year of Guangxu, a thieves who saw people value the monument as a treasure and tried to fix it for thousands of gold stole it on a rainy night. After the incident, Mao Shuyun, the county of Zhizhi, ordered the whole city to be martial-law. On the tenth day, Da Cao finally found it under the Shiqiao of Beiguan and put it back in the loan temple. It can be said that a thousand-year-old inscription can be traced back to the past, and its loss is extraordinary.

Now the tablet of Li Si is deposited in the Eastern Royal Throne of the Loan Temple. It is indeed a great privilege for us to see this monument today. It is a great pity that you must visit Mount Tai without seeing it.

Tianyidian Hall

In the middle of Dai Temple, Tianyi Temple is the main building of Dai Temple. It depicts with heavy colors, simple and elegant, overlapping eaves and corners, if the eagle is ready to fly; the breeze slowly comes, the wind bell rings, making the surrounding appear particularly quiet, relaxing and pleasant. The magnificent temple of Tianyi in Tanghuang is almost the same in scale and form as that in Beijing. It is said that there are many links between them.

Legend has it that long ago, here was only a small mountain temple, surrounded by broken walls and ruins, and disrepair, ventilation and leakage, not shelter from the wind and rain. The Taoist priest in the temple was very anxious about this, and the government did not allocate money, so he made up his mind to save money to build the temple.

A year has passed in a flash. Taoist priests gathered all the money thrown by pilgrims and the money they had made from them and hid them under the platform of the mountain gods. One night, when the night was quiet, the Taoist monk took out the money to check, and the money for the temple was enough. He knelt piously in front of the statue and said, "Lord Mountain, I've given you enough money to build a temple for the old man. It won't be long before you worry about the rain and the wind and live with me. "Unexpectedly, the monk's action was seen by a burglar who came to stay. When the Taoist priest fell asleep, the thieves stole all the money under the platform. The next day, the Taoist priest found out and cried like he had lost his life. Looking up, the mountain god still sat there smiling, and complained, "Yao Yao Yao Yao Yao Yao Yao, I'm dying of anxiety, you still laugh!" I saved more than a year and saved all this money. You can't see your own home. How can you repair this temple? "He lay in bed and fell asleep in a daze. In the haze, the mountain god came to him with a smile: "Don't worry, the temple needs to be repaired naturally, and we don't need to do it ourselves. Now the emperor's daughter in Beijing is seriously ill. She has not been cured by famous doctors from all over the country. I have three packs of incense. You can take it to her for treatment. By that time, the temple will be there naturally. "After that, he took out three packs of incense from his sleeve and handed them to the Taoist priest. When the Taoist priest opened his eyes, it was a dream, but he did have three packs of incense in his hand, so he packed up and went to the city.

As soon as I arrived in the capital, I saw many people in front of the city gate watching the notice. As soon as I inquired, it was the emperor's favorite princess who had a strange disease: her face was covered with sores and extremely ugly. The emperor ordered that whoever could cure the princess's illness would satisfy any wish of the man. The Taoist priest was so happy that he reached out and tore down the notice and swaggered into the palace. When he arrived at the harem, the Taoist priest saw the princess's illness, which was not different from what the mountain god said, but he thought that he could build a temple if he cured the sore, and he didn't care about anything. Wait till he spreads the fragrance on it. In this way, the Taoist priest lasted for three days. The sore closed his mouth on the first day, scabbed the next day, and was completely healed on the third day, and no scar fell.

The emperor was very happy to learn that his daughter had been cured. He called the Taoist priest into the Golden Temple to give him a lot of gold and silver treasures, silk and satin, but the Taoist priest did not know anything about them. The emperor was very puzzled that there were still people in the world who were not touched by the treasure. He busily asked, "What do you want? "The Taoist priest told the emperor truthfully that he had saved money to build a temple. He only asked the emperor to build a small temple. It was not a trivial matter to build a small temple, so the emperor promised what kind of temple to build to the Taoist priest. Where did the Taoist monk see the world? He looked around and said, "I think you have a good house. Let's fix it like this. "How can a poor monk live in the same golden temple as the emperor? But the emperor has said before, what to give, how can we lose faith in the people? Then he said reluctantly, "Well, just build one like this, which is three bricks shorter than my golden temple. "Short three bricks is short three bricks, Taoist monks did not say, quickly to the emperor kowtow thanks.

Therefore, today's Tianyi Hall is just three bricks short, just like Beijing's Jinluan Hall.

Lv Zudong

The Queen Mother Pool in the eastern foot of Taishan Mountain is the fairyland of the Yao Pool of the Queen Mother. Behind the temple is the scenic Penglai.

The East Building of the temple is next to the valley. There is a plaque upstairs. The four characters of "mountain is not high" in the book take the meaning of "if you have immortals, you will have a name".

There is a small bay downstairs, clear to the bottom, when the mountains and rains, roaring like thunder, splashing waves. This Bay is called Qiuzaiwan, commonly known as Qiuziwan.

Legend has it that there is a God in Penglai who practices in the streams. She does not know what rules she has committed and is imprisoned by the Queen Mother in this small bay. In the shallow waters of this bay, it can neither breeze nor make waves. It curls up its slender body all the year round and leads a life of imprisonment.

One summer, a mad old Taoist monk came to Mount Tai. He called himself a singleton and everyone called him a singleton. He travels in the mountains and rivers during the day, begs for food on the margin, and lives in a cave on the east coast of the bay at night.

On the night of Mid-Autumn Festival this year, the bright moon is in the sky, inside and outside the Queen Mother's Pool, quiet and refreshing. With a pot of wine, a Xiao and four treasures of the study, the monk came to the stone flat of the Bay and sat down on the floor, drank and blew a Xiao for a while. The melodious sound of the Xiao led to the divine beings hiding under the water leaping to the surface and nodding to the old road. At this time, Lao Dao knocked on Shiping with bamboo chops and shouted, "When is the time when the achievements have been completed and it will soar?" "The Taoist priest picked up his brush and nodded on the head. Look at that turtle, rolling in the water, immediately turned into an ink dragon, empty away. Over Mount Tai, the clouds rolled and the rain poured down.

After the storm, it became a bright moon world again, and from then on the single Taoist monk disappeared on Mount Tai. The next day, people saw a large cursive script with flying ink on the stone plateau, which said, "I came here in the past, and there were many things happening all over the country." The scoundrel knows my face and keeps my tracks from sinking. "Big book behind" Hui Huiweng "three words.

Later, people suddenly realized from the two mouths of the single word and the two mouths of the Hui word that this is the deformation of the Lv word, knowing that Lv Dongbin came to Mount Tai specially to free the gods from ascension to heaven. So people called the cave where he lived Lvzu Cave.

Mount Tai Shidang

There is a man at the foot of Mount Tai whose name is Shidang. This man is very brave, strong in martial arts, good at fighting against injustice, around Mount Tai is very famous.

Fifty or sixty miles south of Tai'an, there is a town of Dawenkou. There is a family named Zhang in the town. The daughter of Zhang's family is 28 years old. She is naturally elegant and beautiful. But lately, when the sun is pressing down the mountain, a monster comes from the southeast, opens her door and goes into her house. For a long time, the girl is yellow, thin and weak. Looking for many gentlemen, it can't be cured. People say that it's evil spirits, and medicine alone can't cure it.

The old man Zhang heard that a stone on Mount Tai was brave, so he set up a donkey to invite him.

When Shi dared to listen, he went. He told his followers, "Twelve boys and twelve girls are to be prepared. The man is a drum, the woman is a gong. Then prepare a pot of fragrant oil, twist cotton into a very thick lamp twist, prepare a pot, a chair, just prepare everything. "

When it was dark, he lit the fragrant oil with a wick. He buckled the pot with a pot and sat next to it. He carried the edge of the pot with his feet, so that the light could not be seen in the distance even though it was lit.

After a while, a demon wind came from the Southeast direction, and watched the wind come. Shi Gandang kicked with his feet, kicked over the pot, and when the light was on, twelve boys and girls beat gongs and drums together. Once the monster entered the house, he saw the light shining, flashed out of the house, ran South and went to Fujian. However, some farmers in Fujian have been entangled by the evil wind. What shall I do? They inquired about it. Later, they heard that there was a stone in Mount Tai who was brave enough to cure evil spirits. So they invited him. He used this method again, and once the monster saw and ran away, he went to the northeast. Another girl in the Northeast suffered from this disease and came to invite Shi Gangdang. He thought, "If I take him back, he will run very far. I can't run in such a big place as the mountains, the sea and the north. Well, there are a lot of stones in Mount Tai. I'll ask the mason to hit my hometown and name:'Taishan Stone dares to be'. Whose house is evil, you put it on the wall of whose house, and the evil runs away. "Later, it spread that monsters are afraid of Taishan Stone. As long as you look for a stone or brick and engrave it with"Taishan Stone Dangdang", monsters will not dare to come. So now when building houses and walls, they always engrave"Taishan Stone Dangdang"first, so that they can avoid evil spirits.

Polygonum multiflorum

There is He Jiazhuang in the south of Tai'an City, where the father and son surnamed He live for a living by collecting medicines. There was also a rich man in the village who opened a pharmacy and asked them to collect medicine for him. This year, the father was in poor health, and the son seldom went to the mountains to collect medicines because he took care of his father. The rich man said, "If you don't go up to the mountains to collect medicine, I will drive you out. "

He's son had no choice but to take his sick father to the mountain to collect medicine. When we got to the mountain, my father said, "I'm from the East road, you're from the West road. Let's go two ways. OK! "They broke up.

The old man climbed halfway up the hill. Suddenly, thunder and lightning broke out and the rain began to rush down. The old man's legs were soft, his stomach was hungry, and his head was dizzy. He was trying to find a place to shelter from the rain. Suddenly, he heard a child crying on a hill opposite him. The old man thought to himself: How could there be children crying in such a heavy rain? No matter how hard it is, the child will be saved! He ran across the hill in the rain. Look at a little black boy, chubby, lover, crying there! The old man was so worried that he took him to a cave. The child did not cry, and the old man fainted. When I woke up, the child disappeared and there was a black, melon-like thing left in my hand. It was very fragrant. The old man was hungry, so he ate it.

In a moment, his son came, opened his voice and shouted, "Where are you going? It's raining so hard! "

The old man answered in the cave, "Here it is! Here it is! "

When his son came in and saw that there was a young man with dark hair inside, he went up and slapped the man in both ears. "How old are you if you pretend to be my father?" "

"I'm your father. Why don't you recognize me? "

The son looked carefully and, as expected, was his father. He said, "Why are you so young? "

His father told the story over and over again. And he said, "Look, half of this is left? "

His son took it down the hill and looked for the gentleman in the pharmacy. It turned out that the black thing was medicine. Because this medicine can make white hair turn black, and the surname He picked it, since then, this medicine is called "Polygonum multiflorum".

Current situation of inheritance

In recent years, the Tai'an Municipal People's Government and the competent authorities of Mount Tai have taken some measures to protect the legends and stories of Mount Tai: they have allocated special funds, collected and collated some audio-visual materials, compiled local operas such as "Mount Tai Shidaring" and "Mount Tai Bixia Yuanjun", and held an academic seminar on Mount Tai's intangible cultural heritage jointly with the Chinese Folklore Society in August 2007 in Mount Tai. The meeting laid a foundation for the protection and inheritance of Taishan legends and stories.

Taishan Scenic Area Management Committee adheres to the guideline of "protection first, rescue first, rational utilization, inheritance and development". In the next five years, it will rescue, protect, inherit and develop the authenticity and integrity of Taishan legends and stories.

On May 23, 2011, the Ministry of Culture of China published the third batch of national intangible cultural heritage lists . The "Taishan Legend" declared by Tai'an City of Shandong Province was included in the category of non-material cultural heritage of inter-voter literary projects.

Inheritance Significance

Folklore stories of Mount Tai have been handed down from generation to generation, spreading widely and enriching in content. They have not only perfect stories with original records, but also stories with different texts and "comprehensive arrangement" of the same motif, and stories with the same topic and their own independent stories and stories with different characteristics of the narrators, which fully demonstrate the infinite vitality of the legend stories of Mount Tai.