Cleaving the Mountain




According to a Chinese fairytale (legend) a goddess fell in love with a mortal. This is always a no-no in every culture. This goddess had a magic lotus lantern that helped her be with this mortal. Together they had a son Chen Xiang. The goddess is kidnapped and imprisoned in Hua Shan, and the lotus lantern is stolen, but Chen Xiang takes an ax and cuts open the mountain freeing his mother.

Hua Shan, China