Xianxia (Chinese: 仙俠), literally meaning "immortal heroes", is a genre of Chinese fantasy heavily inspired by Chinese mythology and influenced by philosophies of Taoism, Chan Buddhism, Chinese martial arts, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese folk religion, Chinese alchemy, other traditional elements of Chinese culture,[1] and the wuxia genre. Xian is a being from Chinese mythology, particularly from Taoist legends Xiá is usually translated as hero or vigilante but specifically implies someone who is brave, chivalrous, righteous and defiant.