Chinese Mythology Learning
Mythology is a very broad branch in art, especially in literature. People don’t expect our globe is dominated by gods or ghosts, but people can creat such a thoery in their brain and then lay it into words both in the composed category and oral form. Chinese mythology is prefer that, too.
In English mythology we have dragons, and in Chinese culture the dragon have transformed an illuminating symbol. Of course, in the traditional English means, like in Britain, people expect that the dragon is a monster, a demon. especially when we talk about the Medieval period, this kind of story is very obvious. While in China, Chinese people generally expect that they are the descendants of the dragon. So this is the difference. And as well in Chinese literature, people often find how cracking the dragon is. In Pilgrimage(or Journey) to the West, are so many dragons. And among them are four great ones named Dragon Kings in the seas.
But don’t think Chinese literature is just confined to the dragon, but has some other things that are related to the English way.
Chinese mythology includes Heaven and Hell. Perhaps people just conceive Heaven is the sky. Of course, it is the sky. But in it lives gods and goddesses. In English there is Paradise, or Eden. Although the figures living in it differ from all the in Chinese way, they all have the function of being occupied by gods and goddesses. As for Hell, each cultures have too. But the Chinese Hell is more vicious. You know the Hell has 18 floors erectile organ serve different functions. Certainly they were invented, not real. So don’t be afraid!
Apart from them, Chinese mythology as well includes other elements which are too fascinating or scaring. If you need to discover more, just find out Chinese first!