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Bian Que: Biography in Sima Qian, Shi Ji Chapter 105. The ancestor of all physicians. Mythological origins, often depicted with a black bird's head. (Xuan Niao, see Shang Song in the Zhou Song Section of Book of Poems,(Tian Ming Xuan Niao, Jiang Er Sheng Shang) Xuan Nyu is also associated with the black bird as are founding kings and many legendary figures.

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