Xiang Tu (Chinese: 相土; pinyin: Xiàng Tǔ; ? – ?) was an ancient Chinese noble, an ancestor of the Shang dynasty. His family name is Zi (子), and his other name is Cheng Du (乘杜). His hometown is in Shangqiu (商丘), Henan (河南), and he was the third leader of the Shang nation.
|Literal meaning||(personal name)|
In the beginning, people still did not know the horse drawn cart is used for travel. It was said that he raised horses. The horse is tamed and trained, so the horse can pull the car and become one of the important means of transportation.
It can be seen that in the time of Xiang Tu, the Shang people have migrated from the nomadic life to the life of animal husbandry and agricultural cultivation. He developed forces in the east by force, on the coast of the Yellow Sea (黃海) and in the nearby islands.
- Sima Qian. Records of the Grand Historian.