Yu the Great and the Flood：Yu is the hero of controlling flood.
It is said that in the reign of Yao and Shun, the overrunning flood was mischievous, so Yao assigned Gun to regulate it.
Gun failed with embankment and was killed by Shun.
Then, Shun recruited Yu，Gun，s son，to continue the work. Spending a backbreaking thirteen years and bypassing his house three times but never going in, Yu dredged new river channels as outlets, guiding water to river and river to sea.
This not only eliminated the flood, but contributed to the development of agriculture.
Yu was revered as Yu the Great for his achievement and selected to succeed to the throne by Shun.