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White Peony (Bai Mudan) is popular character from chinese mythology. She described as most beautiful courtesan in Luo Yang city and reincarnation of peony fairy.

White Peony most well known legend comes from Journey to the East novel [1]. It said one day the immortal Lu Dongbin take a walk on Luo Yang and heavily attracted by her beauty. Lu Dongbin then transforming himself into handsome scholar and sleep with her for many times. However he never ejaculate since he doesn’t want to lose his yang essence. Unfortunatelly Lu’s immortal colleague Iron-Crutch Li and He Xiangu teach Mudan how to make him ejaculate by tickling his groin. Finally White Peony successfully make Lu Dongbin ejaculate and absorb his ang essence. Later she cultivate herself and becomes immortal too.

In other story White Peony was ordered by minister Su Dongpo, to tempt his friend monk Fo Yin. Actually Su Dongpo hate Budhist practitioner because he think unmarried monk as unfillial to their ancestor..[2]

There also folktale from Song dynasty which describe her as haughty courtesan, who like to humiliate her wealthy client. Like asking them to lick her anus and sometimes even fart in their face. [3]. Actually this story is an anecdote for wealthy class and corrupt officer who have stinky reputation and like to lick their superior..

Her reputation as seducer make her deified as godess who tempt men or more specific an ascetic [4]

References

  1. Wu Yuantai. Journey to the East
  2. |Anning Jing (2002). The Water God's Temple of the Guangsheng Monastery: Cosmic Function of Art, Ritual and Theater. Brill pp.172
  3. Harold Liu. The Dictionary of Chinese Deities pp 4
  4. Janet and Stewart Farrar. The Witches' Goddess. F+W Media International Ltd


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