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Chi Li Slays the Serpent

Chinese folklore tells the story of a serpent who demanded the annual sacrifice of a young maiden. Heros attempted to slay the serpent, but none were successful and each year a young girl was devoured.

When the time of the ninth sacrifice drew near, a young village girl named Chi Li volunteered to become tribute if she was given a serpent hound and a sword to face the beast with. With these weapons and a bag of heavily sweetened rice balls as a distraction, Chi Li slayed the serpent, ending the sacrifices. 

Source: World Mythology, An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics by Donna Rosenberg.

Notes: This is a part of the World Mythology Challenge: Day 9 - Asian Myth

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