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蠱 -legendary insect

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Can anyone tell me the detailed legend of the 蠱? From what I have found it was a legendary venemous insect whose poison would kill someone instantly if it was put in their food. Any more details?

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What I heard is that it is a poisonous insect that a woman can feed her lover, and it will stay in his stomach. When the lover is unfaithful, she can make it kill him, or maybe it just automatically kills him. :conf

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I read that you get a whole lot of poisonous animals and insects, put them in a wok and cover with a lid until only one of the animals is left, that is called the k'u animal. Thena woman could use it to make someone fall in love with her. This was magic supposedly from southern China and typical of Tai peoples see Wolfram Eberhard's Local Cultures of South and East China)

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