What We Get From Chinese Mythology by Katie Marsico

Geography Cultures

By Katie Marsico

This publication introduces readers to chinese language mythology, offers mythical characters and tales, and exhibits how chinese language myths have prompted our tradition. Readers are engaged with old content material whereas polishing their talents at interpreting photos and picking facts.

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This mythological beast has a dragon’s head and a turtle’s body. Dragon turtles are also found in the game World of Warcraft. Meanwhile, the game Smite features the goddess Nüwa and characters from Journey to the West. Many Chinese myths are rooted in ancient history, yet they have great appeal in the present as well. Storytellers will continue to enchant the world with the legacy of China’s mythological stories and creatures. th in k a bo u t it Why do you think people continue to retell ancient myths?

Which other cultures mention these creatures in folklore and legends? How do their descriptions of dragons compare to the images created by Chinese storytellers? z In Chapter Three, you learned that multiple myths explain the formation of the Chinese zodiac. Why do you think multiple versions of the same myth exist? z Visit a reliable Web site or visit your local library to search for more examples of Chinese myths. Can you find more stories describing other mythological creatures? What about tales focusing on gods, magic, or human heroes?

Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2014. Yasuda, Anita, and Jok (illustrator). Pangu Separates the Sky from the Earth: A Chinese Creation Myth. Edina, MN: Magic Wagon, 2014. org/stories Visit this Web site to read popular Chinese myths, including a selection of tales from Journey to the West. China-Family-Adventure—Chinese Culture . . for Kids! U9cGKCwo74g Explore this Web site for more information on dragons, the zodiac, and other examples of Chinese mythology and culture.

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