Worship of the silkworm
China has made a name for itself in silk production since the ancient times. The ancient Silk Road still provides inspirations for the country’s current Belt and Road Initiative. However, it is not that widely known how highly esteemed the creature is by Chinese ancestors.
In many Chinese areas, especially those that live around silk productions, silkworms were considered as a creature bestowed from by heaven. Not only do people worship the goddess of silkworms, they also set up temples and present offerings on certain dates.