Nüwa appeared in literature no earlier than c. 350 BC. Her companion, Fuxi, was her brother and husband. They are sometimes worshiped as the ultimate ancestor of all humankind, and are often represented as half-snake, half-humans. It is sometimes believed that Nüwa molded humans from clay for companionship.

Nüwa appeared in literature no earlier than c. 350 BC. Her companion, Fuxi, was her brother and husband. They are sometimes worshiped as the ultimate ancestor of all humankind, and are often represented as half-snake, half-humans. It is sometimes believed that Nüwa molded humans from clay for companionship.