In ancient times ’till now, myths and legends are preserved and studied all over the world. They can give us a perspective of the past, or through myths and legends we can take the feedback of past mistakes. Different mythologies and legends are also always the same in their core – divinity and mortality, but with the grain of salt that all power comes with levels of difficulty, moral and understanding.
But myths and legends can show us that all gods and mortals, given power, does not mean equal to wisdom – that is reserved for those that study their variations.
Monkey King against Buddha – Chinese Mythology
Can Monkey King Beat Buddha? The Monkey King is one of the most interesting creatures in Chinese Mythology, not only by his name and visuals (yes, he is a monkey more towards humanoid, but still with his monkey mischief), but his characteristics as well. Monkey is...
The Monkey King Origin Story
Who is the Monkey King? The Monkey, also known as the Monkey King (Swan Wukong, (孫悟空 / 孙悟空)), is a character from Chinese mythology and the protagonist of the Chinese novel "Journey to the West", in which he is a monkey born of stone and thanks to the Taoist teaching,...
Guan/Kuan Yin – Goddess of Mercy and Kindness
The goddess of mercy was Guan Yin. She was born Miao Shang and was the daughter of a Chinese emperor of the Zhou dynasty. Her father wanted to arrange her marriage to a rich prince to increase his influence, but Miao Shang did not want to marry because she wanted to...
Amitabha – The Great Buddha and Path of Dao
Chinese myths also contain many Buddhist ones. Chinese Buddhism is also a combination of many other religious teachings and guides, whose goal is the direction of a better life and the path of enlightenment, bliss and the discovery of the nature of the world....
Zao Jun – The Kitchen God Favourable by Jade Emperor
The god of the art of cooking was Zao Jun. Before becoming a deity, he was a man, and when he ascended among the gods, he earned the nickname "god of the kitchen" or "god of the stove." Many Chinese hang a portrait of him over the stove in their home. Guodin Sien was...
Eight Immortals Legend – Gathering of The Heroes fighting Demons
The Eight immortals (Ba Sien) could fly and kill demons, eradicating evil from the world. Some gods were born as gods, but not the Eight Immortals - they were once people living on earth, but thanks to their qualities and devotion to Taoism, they gained immortality...
Powerful Jade Emperor – Origin and Legend of Immortality
The name of the Jade Emperor was Yu Huang. He was also called the Heavenly Emperor or Supreme Ruler. He was surrounded by hundreds of employees who were immortal with great influence on everything on earth - from weather conditions to helping people. Interestingly,...
The Astonishing Sun Simiao and The Dragon – Chinese Legend
Sun Simiao (孙思邈) was a Chinese physician and writer of the Sui and Tang dynasties. The title of "Chinese King of Medicine" (药王; 藥王, Yaowang) was awarded to him for his significant contribution to Chinese medicine and the care of the patients entrusted to him. Sun and...
Legend of Chiyou and Can Nu – Silk and Metalworking
The Chinese were masters of metalworking and silk production. They were the first of all nations to learn these skills before reaching other parts of the world. According to legend, Chi You, a powerful warrior, was the first to discover ways to process the metal, and...
The Three Sovereigns – Fuxi, Shennong and Huangdi
The Three Immortals, or the Three Sovereigns, were mythological rulers or deities in ancient China. They are referred to as the "Three Sovereigns and the Five Emperors" in various ancient texts, the oldest dating being 94 BC. ("Records of the Great Historian", real...
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In this blog you can find mythology, legends, stories and culture from all around the world.
The main line is your interest in how your imagination will take you on a journey throughout that does interest you in the story department – from fictional to fact-based.
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The main purpose here is… reading and Imagination (with a capital letter).
My belief is that Reasoning and Imagination are the perfect spectre of harmony if used correctly for a human being that wants to excel in whatever category in Life. And books, factional or fictional, can give that richness.
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