Legend of The White Snake

 

The story takes place in Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Zhenjiang during the Song Dynasty. Bai Suzhen is a snake spirit who has been cultivated for a thousand years. In order to repay Xu Xian for saving her life in a previous life, she takes on a human form and wants to repay the favour. She meets the green snake spirit Xiaoqing and the two of them form a partnership. Bai Suzhen uses her magical powers to get to know Xu Xian and marry him.

 

After the marriage, Fa Hai, a monk from the Jinshan Temple, tells Xu Xian that Bai Suzhen is a snake spirit, but Xu Xian is not convinced. Later on, Xu Xian followed Fahai’s advice and made Bai Suzhen drink alcohol with Xiong Huang during the Dragon Boat Festival, which forced Bai Suzhen to reveal her original form, but scared Xu Xian to death. Bai Suzhen went to Heaven to steal the immortal herb Lingzhi to bring Xu Xian back to life.

 

Bai Suzhen and Xiao Qing fought against Fa Hai and flooded the temple with water, hurting other living creatures. After giving birth to her child, she was taken into the bowl of Fa Hai and suppressed under the Leifeng Pagoda. Later, Bai Suzhen’s son grew up to be a successful scholar and went to the pagoda to pay respects to his mother, rescuing her and reuniting the family.