Europe Y Yao Yabel Sun Pride China Yao son of Ku. His elder brother succeeded Ku, but abdicated when he was found to be an ineffective ruler Yao brought about a balance of Yin and Yang (see Yinyang). Many stories are told of the great Yao, including that of the bird with double eyeballs given him by one of his provinces. The bird looked like a rooster but sounded like a phoenix. It was capable of shedding its feathers and flying without them and it could defeat evil spirits. Yao lived for a century. Instead of choosing his evil son Dan Zhu to succeed him, Yao chose the wise Shun http://www.answers.com/topic/yao-ruler