Chinese Mythology

Who Is Zao Shen? – Kitchen God

The Chinese kitchen god, a.k.a Zao Shen or Zao Jun, is one of the most crucial domestic gods in Chinese culture, known to protect the family and govern their morals. Zao Shen is famously recognized in Chinese legends, folk, mythology, religion, and Taoism and is also respected and celebrated in...

Who Is The Chinese Door God?-Menshen

The gates, doors, and thresholds of Chinese households have had special spiritual, cultural, and ritual attention since ancient times. For doors, the Chinese people had gods to whom they offered sacrifices and worshipped them. These gods were, and still are, highly respected and appreciated among the Chinese. If this...

Who Is Nezha In Chinese Mythology?

Although not popular in Western countries, Nezha is a legendary figure in Chinese households. Nezha is featured in Chinese mythology and famous Chinese movies, music, classical novels, and techno dances. If you’ve never heard of this Chinese household name, this post is your opportunity to learn everything about him....

Who Is Mazu In Mythology? – Chinese Goddess Of The Sea

Mazu is an interesting character in Chinese mythology who is said to have lived a very extraordinary life compared to her agemates. I will explain in detail how Mazu lived her life, died, and became the sea goddess. What is Mazu? Mazu or Matsu is a Chinese goddess believed to have...

Who Is Guanyin In Chinese Mythology?-Bodhisattva Of Compassion

Guanyin is the god of compassion, mercy, and love that is worshiped by most Buddhist. This god was first regarded as a male god, but as time progressed, the gender of this god seemed more female and today, most people who worship Guanyin regard this god as female. This...

What Is A Chinese Qilin?

The qilin is a Chinese unicorn in Chinese mythology. It is a symbol of prosperity and good luck. The qilin is symbolized by a hooved creature and it is believed to make an appearance during the imminent birth or death of a prominent ruler or sage. This symbol is...

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...