Meng Po Goddess Of Wine And The Afterworld  

Posted by Stella Clark

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IN CHINESE MYTHOLOGY, "MENG PO" IS THE "GODDESS OF WINE AND THE AFTERWORLD." IT IS HER TASK TO STAND AT THE EXIT OF THE "AFTERWORLD" AND GIVES THE SOULS ABOUT TO BE REINCARNATED THE "BROTH OF OBLIVION", A WINE POTION THAT MAKES THEM FORGET EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED TO THEM IN THE PREVIOUS EXISTENCE, EXCEPT FOR PAIN. MENG PO" POTION IS MADE FROM HERBS COLLECTED FROM VARIOUS EARTHLY PONDS AND STREAMS. THE BREW INDUCES INSTANT AND PERMANENT AMNESIA...AND ALL MEMORY OF THEIR PAST LIVES IS LOST, AND THAT IS WHY PEOPLE COME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NO MEMORY OF ANYTHING FROM THE PREVIOUS LIVES AND ARE FASCINATED BY FAME, FORTUNE, AND SENTIMENTALITIES OF THIS MUNDANE WORLD.

IT IS A WINE-LIKE POTION WHICH HAS FIVE FLAVORS: SWEET, BITTER, ACRID, SALTY, AND SOUR. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO REINCARNATE HAS TO DRINK THIS POTION. FOR SOULS WHO REFUSE TO DRINK AND TRY TO RUN AWAY, A PAIR OF HOOKS WILL APPEAR IMMEDIATELY FROM BELOW TO HOLD THE FEET AND A SHARP BRASS TUBE WILL PIERCE THEIR THROAT AND FORCE THEM TO DRINK THE POTION. HAVING BEEN PURGED OF ALL PREVIOUS SINS AND KNOWLEDGE, THE DEAD SPIRIT IS SENT TO BE REBORN IN A NEW EARTHLY INCARNATION, AND THE CYCLE BEGINS AGAIN. OCCASIONALLY PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO AVOID DRINKING THE BREW; HENCE, WE HEAR TALES OF PAST LIFE MEMORIES SURFACING IN CHILDREN.

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