Jade Mountain (mythology)

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Jade Mountain (Chinese: 玉山; pinyin: Yùshān) is an important mythological mountain in Chinese mythology. The mythological Jade Mountain should not be confused with any geographic places named Yushan. Also note, Jade Mountain and Feather Mountain (also "Yushan"), although both important places in Chinese mythology are not the same places and the Chinese words/characters yu are not the same in this case. According to some sources, such as Lihui Yang, et al, Jade Mountain was the residence of Xiwangmu (2005:162); although, in mythology, Kunlun Mountain is more typically the dwelling place of this Queen Mother of the West. Jade Mountain is one of a number of mountains in Chinese mythology, and another example of the importance of mountains in Chinese myths.

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  • Yang, Lihui, et al. (2005). Handbook of Chinese Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-533263-6