The Three Cultural Heroes. Suiren-shi- Taught people to make fire by drilling wood Fu Hsi -Inventor of hunting, trapping and fishing Shennong-shi - Invented agriculture . The Sage Kings. Yao (around 2350 BC)Shun (around 2250 BC)Yu (in 2205 BC) . Great Yu vs. Huang He. . . . C. 3000 BCEFloods (Yellow River)Yu\'s birth from his dead father or from fruit seeds?Canals, ditches, dredging.