Gun of Xia

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  • Chinese/Japanese: 鯀 (Gun / Kon)

Gun is a legendary figure of ancient China. He is often identified as the father of Yu the Great, founder of the Xia Dynasty. Gun is also associated with a legendary Great Flood, and is credited with establishing or building the first walled towns.


  • K.C. Chang, Art, Myth, and Ritual, Harvard University Press (1983), 25.