Red Eyebrows

Chinese peasant band that formed in response to the unrest and civil war following the floods and famines that accompanied disastrous changes in the course of the Huang He (Yellow River) between AD 2 and 11.

They painted their faces to look like demons, and their leader spoke through mediums. In AD 23 their forces overthrew Wang Mang, the usurper whose reign had interrupted the Han dynasty.

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