Chinese Mythology

Wangmu Niangniang the Queen Mother of the West

In Chinese Taoist fairy tales, there lived a goddess called Wangmu. She is believed to be the goddess of fertility, immortality, and life. She was initially depicted as a bugbear with a panther’s tail and a tiger’s tooth. She was initially associated with death and pestilences. She was also...

Who is Pangu in Chinese Mythology?-Dragon And The Egg

There are many Chinese creation myths. One of the most popular is the story of Pangu. Pangu is also spelled as Pan Gu. As the Chinese culture and the people tried to decode the mystery of creation, many theories and myths came up. This mythological character is believed to...

Who Is Zhu Bajie And What Did He Do?-Most Famous Pig In China

Controversy surrounds the real look of Zhu Bajie with the modern media portraying him as a lovely and friendly-looking pink pigman. Yet the novel portrays Zhu as a giant pig monster with a big mouth, protruding fangs, big fan-like ears, and a long snout. Zhu’s body has combined both...

Who Is Sha Wujing?(sha Seng)

In general, the largest institutionalized religion in mainland China is Chinese Buddhism. Within this religion, several disciples and figures form the basis of beliefs among the Chinese. One of them is Sha Wujing, who we will extensively discuss in this write-up. Who is Sha Wujing? Sha Wujing, who was...

Who Is Goddess Nuwa? (Nügua)-Chinese Mother Goddess

There exist several sacred deities within the Chinese religion. In this article, we explore the life of one of the most famous Chinese goddesses- the Nuwa Goddess. Read on to learn more about her. Who is Goddess Nuwa? In Chinese mythology, Goddess Nuwa is a mythological character who is...

Who Is Sun Wukong And The Monkey King?

The monkey king Sun Wukong was a trickster god known for his abilities and deceptive nature. He had supernatural powers such as flying on a cloud and the power to transform into many figures Who is the monkey king? As mentioned above, the monkey king was born with the...

Who Is The Jade Emperor?- Most Powerful Chinese God

Every community follows specific religious practices. Though some Chinese do not believe in Christianity, they have always believed in deities. One of the most popular deities in Chinese mythology is the Jade emperor. The Chinese came up with different folk stories associated with this deity. We will look at...

Interesting facts about Caishen-the Chinese God of Wealth

Despite the writing culture of the Chinese people, there are plenty of misconceptions regarding their mythology. They have a long history of mythological figures and legends steeped throughout thousands of years, many passed through oral traditions and later written; Caishen being one of these figures. What is Caishen? Also...

Taiyang & Yueliang – Sun And Moon In Chinese

The sun and the moon are important elements to all of humanity, but the Chinese hold them in higher regard than the rest of the world. Here, we will look at the meanings behind the sun and the moon and also the Chinese mythologies about them. So, let’s get...

Chang’e And Hou Yi Story: Moon Goddess Meaning In Chinese Mythology

Chinese mythology is one of the richest representations of culture in the world today, and there are so many figures and legends that represent all these different elements, making Chinese culture one of the most intriguing cultures. Today, we focus on two names that are renowned in Chinese culture...