Mythology of China

Myths helped explain the world for ancient humans. Most ancient civilizations enjoyed their own versions of how the world began and how people first inhabited it, so did the Chinese. This series explores some of the most widely spread versions of Chinese myths.
Myths helped explain the world for ancient humans. Most ancient civilizations enjoyed their own versions of how the world began and how people first inhabited it, so did the Chinese. This series explores some of the most widely spread versions of Chinese myths.
Art & Culture

Chang'e makes moonlight flight

THE big moon of Mid-Autumn Festival not only witnessed countless family reunions in China, but also the tragic separation of a loving couple – Yi and Chang'e.
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Grand Archer Yi takes aim at unruly gods

After successfully eradicating the four evil monsters, at the God of Heaven's demand, philanthropic Grand Archer Yi continued on his quest to save ordinary people from evil deeds.
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Tall tale of a giant's quest to catch the sun

CHASING light and warmth may have been an ultimate pursuit for all humans, but there was a Chinese man who actually put it into practice.
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Tale of China's humble ancient emperors

THOUGH most emperors in the world handed down thrones to their male descendents, some of the earliest Chinese emperors went against tradition. 
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Tale of old Chinese man's will to move mountains is legend

WHILE most ancient people considered it almost a mission impossible to alter the natural landscape, a 90-year-old Chinese man once succeeded, as legend suggests.
Entertainment

Yellow Emperor victorious in Zhuolu Battle

Chinese people traditionally think of themselves as descendants of the legendary Yellow or Yan emperors credited with uniting the numerous warring tribes of ancient China.
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Weaving Maid legend bridges Milky Way

On every seventh day of the seventh lunar month, magpies will come together, bridging the Milky Way, so that two lovers who have been separated can reunite once every year.
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Yellow Emperor's masterful music man

Rite and Music are important parts of ancient Chinese civilization.  Apart from serving big ceremonies, they were also believed to help keep a harmonious and ordered society.  
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Language of footprints in the snow

When Cang Jie heard hunters talk about tracking animals, he realized patterns could be used to record events.
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Legend of the Silkworm God

An emperor's proposal after meeting the beautiful Leizu led to the spread of silkworm raising throughout China.
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