The Yellow Emperor
The Yellow Emperor or Huangdi, formerly Chinese romanized as Huang-ti and Hwang-ti, is one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture heroes[3][4] included among the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors.[5] Tradition holds that Huangdi reigned from 2697 to 2597[6] or 2698 to 2598 BC.[1] Huangdi's cult was particularly prominent in the late Warring States and early Han period, when he was portrayed as the originator of the centralized state, a cosmic ruler, and a patron of esoteric arts. Traditionally credited with numerous inventions and innovations,[7] the Yellow Emperor is now regarded as the initiator of Chinese civilization,[8] and said to be the ancestor of all Huaxia Chinese.[9]