Fo-hi

or Foë. One of the chief deities of the Chinese. His mother, Moyë, was walking one day along a river bank, when she became suddenly encircled by a rainbow, and at the end of twelve years was the mother of a son. During gestation she dreamed that she was pregnant with a white elephant, and hence the honours paid to this beast. (Asiatic Researches.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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