希夷先生陈抟Xi Yi Xian Sheng Chen Tuan
Chen Tuan was said to be a native of Hao Zhou, another version said Pu Zhou; Pu Zhou might be his secluded residence in his later years. When he was born, he could not speak. When he was about four to five years old, he went to play in Wo Shui; a woman in green attire came to feed him with her own milk and he recovered his speech. He was talented and was fond of classics and history. At the age of fifteen, he was conversant with Yi Jing (易经), philosophies, medical principles, astronomy and geography. Later, failing the Imperial Examinations made him realise that he was not a person for worldly affairs, so he ended up giving up his ambitions in the government. He traveled around to different famous mountains and started a life of seclusion. Despite his isolation from the society, he was still highly recognised by Emperor Shi Zong of the Late Zhou Dynasty (周世宗) and Emperor Tai Zu of Song Dynasty (宋太祖). He was being summoned to the Court several times for consultation and advice. In 989 A.D., Chen Tuan passed away in a stone room.