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Hou Yi – Chinese Archer Lord and Slayer of Suns
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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Yue Lao – The Cupid of Chinese Mythology
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Chinese mythology is the home of many unique deities, myths, and characters. However, even though it is so different from Western religions and mythologies, ...

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The Five Great Blessings (and the Symbolism of Bats)
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Cultural representations of animals as good or evil have persisted throughout history. Bats are one of the ubiquitous creatures around the world that can be ...

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Chinese Dragon Horse – Longma
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In Chinese mythology, Longma is a legendary creature with the head of a dragon and a horse's body covered with dragon scales. It was believed that seeing ...