The Matchmaker Legend

I read a very interesting post about a tradition in Taiwan where singles go to pray to find their soulmates. Here is an except from the French girl’s post:

Here is a short legend about the matchmaker..” During the Tang Dynasty, there was a young man name Wei Gu. Once he was passing the city of Songcheng, where he saw an old man leaning on his pack reading a book in the moonlight. Being amazed at it, Wei Gu walked up and asked what he was doing. The old man answered, “I am reading a book of marriage listing for who is going to marry whom. In my pack are red cords for tying the feet of husband and wife.” When Wei Gu and the old man came together to a marketplace, they saw a blind old woman carrying a three-year-old little girl in her arms. The old man said to Wei Gu,” This little girl will be your wife in the future.” Wei Gu thought this was too strange to believe and he ordered his servant to stab the girl with his knife.

Fourteen years later, Wang Tai, the governor of Xiangzhou, gave Wei Gu his daughter in marriage. The daughter was a beautiful young woman, but Wei Gu found that there was a scar between her eyebrows. When he asked what had happened, he was told that she had been stabbed by a man in the marketplace fourteen years before.” (WIKIPEDIA)

Read more about it from her blog post here: http://www.youthtravel.tw/blog/main.jsp?id=erika&act=view&did=BDC000000338#REPLY

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~ by flerick on July 2, 2009.

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