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About Keqing's Title

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The first thing I noticed about Keqing is her title. Yuheng of Qixing. So majestic, so Chinese, and so confusing. I mean I understand if they leave her name untranslated, but this is her title, in English, with a grand total of one English word. Of course, I don’t understand what it means. So, it is time to ask my loyal and trusted friend: Google.



Her title has 2 words Yuheng (玉衡), and Qixing (七星).

Qixing means Seven Star, and is the Chinese name of the Big Dipper. Seven star is a popular name for a group in Wuxia novel (for example, the antagonist faction in Volcanic Age has a Seven Star group. Good Manhwa, btw). This means we might have 6 more characters from this Seven Star group in the future.

And Yuheng is actualy the name of one of the Seven Star: Alioth.

So, the blind idiot translation of Keqing’s title would be: "Alioth of the Big Dipper". Sounds bad? How about “The fifth of the Seven Star”? Better?

 

Anyway, my nickname for her will be “Epsilon” from now on. Bye.



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The complete name of the Big Dipper is "北斗七星".

One thing to note is that the first part "北斗" is also the spelling of Beidou's name.

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Isn't that often translated as North Star in English?
Also I found another one: Ningguang is The Tianquan of Liyue Qixing.
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The more i read, the more i like her!!!

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I don't like how English version's used QiXing instead of 7 stars.

Anyone who know Chinese word should know 七星 means 7 stars.

This is a hint that they have 7 members/leaders/etc.

I prefer 7 stars for deep story.

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

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I do believe Ganyu is one of the members of the Qixing as well.

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