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Surprising Facts about the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987 even though large portions of it lie in ruins or are no longer ...

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Chinese Characters and Their Symbolic Meanings

Unlike an alphabet that represents only sounds, Chinese characters express a concept. Even though these characters are a system of symbols used to write, ...

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Was Hua Mulan a Real Person?

The story of Mulan has been told and retold for centuries. It’s been featured in books and films, with the latest film of the same name featuring the ...

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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 ...

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Fuxi – The Mythical Emperor God of China

China has a long history, rich with folk beliefs, religious stories, legends and myths. Long before the first Chinese dynasty, wise men and demigods ...

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List of Chinese Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes

Traditional Chinese folklore and mythology are as rich and diverse as they are confusing for those new to them. Polytheistic and pantheistic at the same ...