Chinese Mythology Articles

Chinese Great Flood and the Noble Dragon Yi

Humans lived in dishonor, and this greatly angered the Heavenly Emperor. As punishment, he sent the water spirit Kun-Kun, which caused a great flood. The rivers filled with even more water and came out of their beds, water flooding the whole land. People were forced...

The 10 Suns And The Archer Who Shot Them Down

Ho Yui (Chinese: 后羿), known as Shen Yi or Yi, is a mythological archer who was later perceived as the god of archery. Legend has it that the archer descended from heaven at the behest of the Heavenly Emperor to deal with the misfortune of 10 suns in the sky that threatened life on earth. His wife Chang’e (嫦娥) is a lunar deity.

Nuwa – The Strong Loving Mother Of The First People

Nuwa (女;) is a goddess in Chinese mythology, the mother of all men, the creator of the human race, a symbol of mercy and motherhood. Nuwa is the sister and wife of Fuxi (Fu Hsi - also the creator of mankind, the creator of hunting; he and Nuwa are the first people on...

Pangu And The Creation Of The World – Chinese Mythology

The universe and its origin are described by the most famous Chinese myths. In them, in ancient times, from the primordial chaos, the creator god Pangu created order, the universe and gave all the conditions for life. Creation, however, did not affect humans, Pangu...

The 10 Suns And The Archer Who Shot Them Down

Ho Yui (Chinese: 后羿), known as Shen Yi or Yi, is a mythological archer who was later perceived as the god of archery. Legend has it that the archer descended from heaven at the behest of the Heavenly Emperor to deal with the misfortune of 10 suns in the sky that threatened life on earth. His wife Chang’e (嫦娥) is a lunar deity.

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