Woyuan Herb Gathering: The Pine Nut Enthusiast with Extraordinary Abilities

Meet Woyuan, an old man from Huai Mountain known for gathering herbs and his love for pine nuts. His unique abilities and gifts of pine nuts to Emperor Yao held the promise of long life.

Woyuan is an old man who gathers herbs on Huai Mountain. He enjoys eating pine nuts. He has long hair on his body, with hair that’s seven inches long, and his two eyes can look in different directions. He can fly in the sky and chase after fast-running horses. He gave pine nuts to Emperor Yao, but Emperor Yao didn’t have the time to eat them. The pine tree mentioned here is the Chinese pine. Those who received and consumed pine nuts at that time all lived to be three hundred years old.

《偓佺采药》

偓佺者,槐山采药父也。好食松实。形体生毛,长七寸,两目更方。能飞行,逐走马。以松子遗尧,尧不暇服。松者,简松也。时受服者,皆三百岁。

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