The páo xiāo (狍鸮) has a human face or a mask, and it makes a sound like the crying of infants. Its body is like that of a sheep, it has sharp claws, and it has eyes or a face below one of its arms. Possibly the basis of de Groot's baffling "celestial roe."
Sao Ch’ing Niang Niang is the Chinese Goddess of Good Weather. She is also known as the Broom Lady. She lives on the Broom Star, Sao Chou, and sweeps the clouds. She sweeps them in when rain is needed and out when it is not. Farmers often hang pictures of brooms on their fences when in need of Sao Ch’ing’s services.