In the Taoism myth, Cheng Lin is the Queen Mother of the West (西王母; Xīwángmǔ).
Queen Mother of the West is a calque of Xiwangmu in Chinese sources, Seiōbo in Japan, Seowangmo in Korea, and Tây Vương Mẫu in Vietnam. She has numerous titles, one of the most popular being the Golden Mother of the Nacre Lake (also translated as “Mother-of-Pearl Lake” or “Nacre Lake”). She is also known in contemporary sources as the Lady Queen Mother. In the Maternist current of Chinese salvationist religions she is the main deity and is called upon as the Eternal Venerable Mother.
Tang writers called her “Golden Mother the First Ruler”, the “Golden Mother of Tortoise Mountain”, “She of the Nine Numina and the Grand Marvel”, and the “Perfected Marvel of the Western Florescence and Ultimate Worthy of the Cavernous Darkness”. Commoners and poets of the era referred to her more simply as the “Queen Mother”, the “Divine Mother”, or simply “Nanny” (Amah).
Name & Aliases
‘Cheng Lin’ was the only normal name among the rest of ‘Cheng’
Dog Egg Order
Grain Memorial was a pseudonym used by Cheng Lin in the Researching Tyrant Song’s Exchange Group.
‘禾呈’ (hé chéng) was created by the splitting the radicals in ‘程’ (chéng).
Ancient Heavenly Court
She was considered as the main culprit who caused the destruction of the Ancient Heavenly Court.
Nacre Lake Heavenly Realm (瑶池天界; Yáo Chí Tiān Jiè) also known as the Nacre Lake Secret Realm (瑶池秘境; Yáo Chí Mì Jìng) was Cheng Lin’s personal domain. This Nacre lake was the source of Cheng Lin’s nickname, 'Golden Mother of the Nacre Lake (also translated as “Mother-of-Pearl Lake” or “Nacre Lake”)
Heavenly Way Must Step Down Alliance
Cheng Lin was a founding member of the Heavenly Way Must Step Down Alliance.
Researching Tyrant Song’s Exchange Group
Cheng Lin was the admin of the Researching Tyrant Song’s Exchange Group.
- “From now on, you are Cheng Lin.„
Song Shuhang also the one and only person who can annoy Cheng Lin. Usually it was Cheng Lin who annoys others.
Blockhead Song is Cheng Lin’s partner-in-crime in the destruction of the Ancient Heavenly Court. After the Blockhead Song’s failure to destroy the Way of the Heavenly Court]] from within, Cheng Lin took him in.
During the destruction of the Clear Water Pavilion, Ye Si was on the verge of death. When Cheng Lin regained consciousness, only Ye Si’s fragmented soul was left behind, and ordinary methods would have been unable to save her life. Thereupon, Cheng Lin used a fragment of her own, alongside her Way of Nurturing New Life, to give birth to Ye Si again. Cheng Lin used her fragment as a foundation, and merged it with Ye Si’s fragmented soul. Therefore, Ye Si is the same as Cheng Lin’s daughter, but also a part of Cheng Lin.
Northern Great Emperor
Northern Great Emperor has unrequited feelings to her.
Links and References
|Eternal Life Being||Cheng Lin • Blockhead Song • Northern Great Emperor • Western Great Emperor • Southern Great Emperor • Eastern Great Emperor • White Dragon • Phoenix Rite • Soul Reaping Great Emperor • True Person Peach of Immortality|
|Notable Locations||Mysterious Island|
|Notable Events||Battle of Ruism|