Daji is considered a famous great beauty in Chinese history. Legend has it that Dat Ky had such beauty that it made De Tan (aka Tru Vuong), the last king of the Shang Dynasty, extremely infatuated. This “water disaster” great beauty is said to be one of the reasons why the Shang Dynasty collapsed.
According to Su Ky and Liet Nu Truyen, the earliest recorded books about Dat Ky based on current knowledge of ancient books, Dat Ky was the daughter of a vassal named To of the Shang Dynasty. When King Tru conquered this land, Dat Ky’s father offered her to the harem. Since entering the palace, Dat Ky has been very favored by King Tru.
This king was so infatuated with Dat Ky that he did whatever she said, even making her his queen. Nhut Lam (meat forest) and Tuu Tu (wine pond) are said to be the forms of entertainment that Tru Vuong and Dat Ky loved to have fun with. In addition, he also built Loc Dai according to Dat Ky’s words to enjoy the scenery of the country.
Daji is considered a great beauty in Chinese history.
According to Phong Than Dien Nghia, the most popular novel about Dat Ky’s image, this beauty’s real name is To Dat Ky, daughter of To Ho. She was originally just an ordinary person, but was possessed by a fox spirit on the way to surrender to King Tru. The purpose of this was to carry out Nü Wa’s mission, which was to make King Tru fall into confusion and the Shang Dynasty collapsed.
Legend has it that Dat Ky was so beautiful that even her “bad habits” made King Tru fall in love. Dat Ky’s strange habits before sleeping made Tru Vuong both surprised and fascinated. However, modern people today cannot follow suit.
Dat Ky’s strange “bad habit” before sleeping
Dat Ky has a bad habit that makes Tru Vuong extremely infatuated.
According to records in Sima Qian’s History, every night, Dat Ky often repeated a strange habit before going to bed. In fact, most people shower first before going to bed. However, this great beauty performs a strange habit before falling asleep. That means tying a strip of silk embroidered with strange patterns on your body.
This silk strip is not inherently an ordinary item. Instead, it is made after undergoing special processing. This silk strip is both soft and strange and can emit a scent and sound that is extremely attractive to the opposite sex.
This strange habit of Dat Ky was also mentioned by Dong Phuong Soc, a famous scholar who was proficient in historical literature at the same time as Sima Qian and under Han Wu Emperor Liu Triet. According to scholar Dong Phuong Soc, Dat Ky often tied a silk ribbon and lay down at night, confusing men who approached her. Furthermore, this silk strip can emit sounds and scents that make men feel scared and insecure at first. However, after that, these men were attracted to Dat Ky’s beauty and could not escape.
It was this bad habit of Dat Ky that made Tru Vuong become more and more infatuated and fond of her.
Why did Dat Ky’s bad habits attract King Tru?
Dat Ky is both beautiful and intelligent and has many skills to please Tru Vuong.
This question is not difficult to answer. Because Dat Ky is a special beauty. In ancient times, more than 3,000 years ago, women had a relatively low status and of course they had few opportunities to show off their talents. Dat Ky not only has the beauty that “tilts water, leans towards success” but is also intelligent and has many certain talents.
To win the favor of King Tru, a very powerful monarch at that time, Dat Ky dared to use methods and skills that no beauty had ever used before. It’s a strange piece of silk.
Tru Vuong appreciated Dat Ky’s “bad habit”, because not all beauties dare to do it.
Legend has it that Tru Vuong highly appreciated this bad habit of Dat Ky. He believes that only true beauties dare to use this trick to seduce men. The last king of the Shang Dynasty also wanted to show off his power and wealth through Dat Ky’s strange habits. Because in reality, making silk ribbons with sophisticated patterns like Dat Ky uses requires sophisticated techniques and high costs.
However, in modern society, it is clear that this bad habit of Dat Ky before sleeping cannot be imitated.
The reason is that this habit has become outdated, and at the same time the status and awareness of women today have changed greatly. Furthermore, wrapping silk around the body like Dat Ky not only causes noise and makes the person next to you lose sleep, but it is also unsightly. On the other hand, perhaps no one could have made the same kind of bizarre silk ribbon thousands of years ago.
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