After the world was made by Pan Gu, Nu Wa, a goddess, came to Earth. According to the myth, she made people. It all started when she was all alone, and lonely. So she got some mud, some water, and mixed it up to get clay. Her first batch of clay people were like puppets. They didn’t move, didn’t talk, didn’t have life! So Nu Wa blew on them, and they came alive. They were mindless though, they couldn’t learn to adapt their environment, and would die out really fast. So everytime they died, Nu Wa had to make a new batch. It was tiring work.
She kept making them, and soon the clay people learned to control themselves and live. Nu Wa also let women and men get together to reproduce. That way, the human population would never die out.