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Chinese Myth Legend 4 -- The Moon Goddess

Chinese Myth Legend 4 — The Moon Goddess

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 19:00

The moon goddess is a popular folk tale that dates from the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906). Each province in China has its own version of her story. She is connected to the Mid-autumn Festival, a harvest celebration ...

Chinese Myth Legend 3 -- Hou Yi Shot the Sun

Chinese Myth Legend 3 — Hou Yi Shot the Sun

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:16

In many ancient Chinese myths, as well as the myths of other cultures, the gods help the people. The Hou Yi, however, is one of the few mortals who helps the gods, thanks to his great skill with the ...

Chinese Myth Legend 2 -- Yu Controlled the Flood

Chinese Myth Legend 2 — Yu Controlled the Flood

Monday, January 12, 2009 17:47

The story of Yu is based on a king of the same name who ruled in Chinese legend from 2205 to 2197 B.C. Like all demigods of ancient times, Yu changes into different shapes whenever necessary. Unlike the demigods ...

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Chinese Myth Legend (1) — Fu Xi Legend

Saturday, December 6, 2008 0:29

Fu Xi was the first ruler of this world in the Chinese myth legend. He was demigod. He lived among the people and taught life skills to early humans. These skills include using fire, fishing, hunting, writing, and fortunetelling. Some scholars believe he is an actual monarch who ...

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Ancient Chinese Universe Creation Myth Legend

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 23:48

Pan Gu is the creator of the universe in Chinese myth Legend. He created the world. In the beginning, the universe was like a big egg. Inside was darkness chaos. After a long, long time, a ...

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4 Supernatural Beasts in Ancient China

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 23:00

There were 4 supernatural beasts that have boundless supernatural power in legend in China's ancient times. They are Green Loong, White Tiger, Zhuque and Xuanwu. In ancient times, the Chinese called east, west, south and north after Green Loong, White Tiger, Zhuque and Xuanwu respectively. In ...

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China Four Great Famous Books (4) — Dream of Red Mansions

Saturday, November 1, 2008 4:36

Dream of Red Mansions (The Story of the Stone) Author: Cao Xue Qin (Qing Dynasty). There are 1,075,000 Chinese characters in all. Dream of Red Mansions ...

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China Four Great Famous Books (3) -- Journey to the West

China Four Great Famous Books (3) — Journey to the West

Friday, October 24, 2008 1:56

Journey to the West Author: Wu Chengen (1504 - 1582). There are 820,000 Chinese characters altogether. Journey to the West is a famous mythical novel ...

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China Four Great Famous Books (2) -- Heroes of the Marshes

China Four Great Famous Books (2) — Heroes of the Marshes

Sunday, October 12, 2008 6:00

Heroes of the Marshes Author: Shi Naian. There are 960,000 Chinese characters altogether. Heroes of the Marshes is the long hero novel. This ...

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China Four Great Famous Books (1) -- Three Kingdoms

China Four Great Famous Books (1) — Three Kingdoms

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 1:48

Three Kingdoms Author: Luo Guanzhong (1330 - 1400). There are 734,321 Chinese characters altogether. Three Kingdoms is China's first magnificent historical novel. It widely spread, ...

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