Chinese mythology
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Sun Wukong – The Enlightened Trickster Monkey King

Sun Wukong is one of the most famous characters of Chinese mythology, as well as one of the most unique deities in the world. A sentient monkey created by ...

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Shouxing (Shalou) – Chinese God of Longevity

Shouxing is a mysterious celestial being, known by many names in traditional Chinese mythology – Shalou, Shalu, Shou Lao, Shou Xing, and others. However, he ...

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Huli Jing – The Chinese Original Nine-Tailed Fox

East Asia is home to several different myths of nine-tailed foxes such as the Japanese Kitsune or the Korean Kumiho. However, it’s the Chinese Huli Jing ...

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Caishen – The Chinese God of Wealth

To call Caishen A God of Wealth can feel a bit misleading. The reason is that there are actually numerous historic figures who are believed to be ...

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Qilin – Mysterious Chinese Unicorn Giraffe

A beast of many names, the Qilin is also known as a Chi-lin, Kirin, Gilen, and more. This mythical creature has even more different physical descriptions, ...

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Hou Yi – Chinese Archer Lord and Slayer of Suns

Hou Yi is an intriguing character in Chinese mythology, portrayed simultaneously as a hero and a tyrant, a god and a mortal man. There are contradictory ...

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Pan Gu – God of Creation in Taoism

As one of the oldest religions in the world, Taoism has a unique and colorful mythology. Even though it’s often described as pantheistic from a Western ...

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Chang’e – Chinese Goddess of the Moon

The myth of the Chinese Moon Goddess Chang’e is one of sacrifice in the name of love. In other iterations of the story, it’s a tale of the betrayal of love, ...

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Nuwa – The Great Mother of Humans

Mythological gods not only represent religious beliefs, but also virtues and values of certain cultures. One of the earliest Chinese deities, Nuwa is most ...

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Gonggong – The Chinese Water God

Floods and deluges are concepts found in almost every mythology, from ancient Greek mythology to the biblical account of the Deluge. There are several flood ...