Chang Chiu

Chang Chiu : In Chinese legend, a deified Taoist sage who wore thin, unlined clothes, even in the depths of winter. Once Chang Chiu was invited to the emperor’s court to exhibit his magical powers. He cut his clothes into small pieces and transformed them into butterflies. They resumed their original shape when he clapped his hands.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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