Mythology Project - Chinese

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Chinese MythologybyTrace St. Juian

The world is dark and chaotic. Pangu, a hero wakes up in this darkness after 18,000 years of sleeping and swings his giant ax, breaking the darkness. Doing this, the lighter objects rose and the darker objects fell. To keep the sky and the land separated, Pangu stood between them for another 18,000 years. After Pangu thought his job was done he laid down to rest and his body and actions (i.e. breathing) became types of weather and features of the earth.

1. Climate and Land: a. Mountainous land b. Dry west and humid east c.Many natural resources(i.e. coal, iron, tin, copper) d. China has giant pandas, alligators, wolves, and more wild animals2. Food: a. Rice is a staple food b. Foxtail and broomcorn millet are popular grains along with rice c. Dog, pork, mutton, and beef are eaten preservered or as a jerky d. Dairy products were eaten in traditonal China3. Religion: a.Confucianism(most) b. Some Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist4. Clothing: a. Clothing in traditional China were based on wealth(the richer the person the brighter, fancier clothes they wore) b. Both men and women wore dresses c. Military officials had special clothing they wore as everyday clothes

In Chinese folklore, The Monkey King, or Sun Wukong is the trickster. He travels to heaven and defeats the heavenly army and causes other mischief. Sun Wukong is a monkey who is very strong. Sun Wukong can lift his 17,550 pound staff easily and can travel 34,000 miles in one summersault. He can transform into 72 different animals. Every hair on Sun Wukong's body has the power of cloning Sun Wukong's body, becoming different animals, weapons, or other items. Sun Wukong is also a skilled warrior. Sun Wukong can also cast spells to protect himself or hurt others.



Creation Summary


The Chinese Phoenix, one of the favorable Chinese legends

Pixui, the Dragon King's ninth son.

Sun Wukong, the Chinese trickster.

The Dragon King, one of China's most famous mythical creatures.

Heng'e, the goddess of the moon.

Lei Gong, the god of thunder.

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