THE TWELVE GODS


TEXT C


chuc1.jpg 1. The deity, Ku, rwho] divides ch'ang. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Ku: Favourable (?) to invade and attack; it is permissible to assault walled cities; it is permissible to assemble the multitudes (of the people); to hold meetings with the Rulers of States [with the aim] to regulate (?) the Hundred [administrative] Affairs, and to punish the unrighteous.


chuc2.jpg 2. The deity, Yu, [who] superintends Winter. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Yu: ...... [text missing]


chuc3.jpg 3. The deity, Ch'u, [who] is below. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Ch'u: (If) swallows should then arrive one may not .... (= verb?), .. (= verb?) the jade (?) son [and?] the .... son - [there will be] evil; .... .... northern military expedition, the leadership will have disaster; military .... .... (= verb?) their ..


chuc4.jpg 4. The deity, Yu, [who] .... military. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Yu: One may despatch troops; [if] .... (= verb?) towns, it is not permissible to .... (= verb?); if one selects male and female menials one should not then acquire [any that are] ungrateful (?)-


chuc5.jpg 5. The deity, Ping [who] superintends Spring. It is said [in respect of] the deity Ping: ...... [text missing]


chuc6.jpg 6. The deity, Yu, ch'u-ju. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Yu: It is not permissible to engage in affairs of major importance; Shao Hao .... (particle) .... (= verb?) Chu Lung .... (particle) .... (= verb?) ch'u-~u on behalf of country .... .


chuc7.jpg 7. The deity, Kao, [who] despatches (?) .... . It is said [in respect of] the deity, Kao: .... lead (troops) .... obtain (?) with t ‘e ( if) one does not see the moon in .... .... , it will not be permissible to make offerings - sacrifices [will result in] evil (outcome); [if] one takes .... .... act as male and female menials.


chuc8.jpg 8. The deity, Ch'ieh, [who] superintends Summer. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Ch'ieh: It is not permissible to despatch troops; (if) .... (= verb?) troops they will not return .... (particle) .... . .... (particle) return as far as their great .... , it will not be permissible to make offerings.


chuc9.jpg 9. The deity, Hsiang, [who] .... obtains. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Hsiang: It is not permissible to go on tours of inspection (?), .... [= if this should be attempted?] great unhappiness (will fall) upon the State; it would be necessary to .... (= verb?) upon (those) above and below.


chuc10.jpg 10. The deity, Chuang, [who] .... .... . It is said [in respect of] the deity, Chuang: It is not permissible to .... (= verb?) house; it is not permissible to .... (= verb?) troops (?), [if] .... (= verb?) [they] will not return and their State .... (= verb?) great disorder - ch'u-ju evil.


chuc11.jpg 11. The deity, Hsuan, [who] superintends Autumn. It is said rin respect of] the deity, Hsuan: It is not permissible to .... .....(= verb?) .. [text missing], .... .... .... .... .... thence .......... [text missing] evil ....... calamity .


chuc12.jpg 12. The deity, Yang, [who] .... righteousness. It is said [in respect of] the deity, Yang: (If) there is no .... (= verb?) affairs, it is permissible ...... [text missing] .... .... .... the unrighteous (particle) return (?) ...... [text missing


Ch'u Silk Manuscript

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