Qiong or He-Ziangu (the more common name) is the godess of virgins, ladies and housewives in the Chinese pantheon. She is only female among the eight Chinese immortals, humans who stumbled accidently into their immortality. Qiong consumed a peach of immortality, which gave her the power of flight. She first used the power to gather exotic foods, but along her journey, found the other immortals and joined the group. She serves as a patron of virgins and unmarried ladies and is associated with cooking and housecleaning.
The immortals set up their own home, separate from the regular gods, and do not rule over any areas. Each one is supposed to be a manifestation of one of the elements of Daoist perfection. Apparently, they had a lot of fun. Nothing like immortality.
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