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Transcript of Chinese Mythology
John 5th Period What is Chinese Mythology Significantly influenced by 3 main religions
Buddhism Many of the myths are based on animism Is often influenced by fear and the outside world Blurred line between myth, religion and unexplained phenomenon.
Fill in for Science and even medicine
Kings and divines acted as priests
Shang Di- Most powerful god known as the creation god.
Jade Emperor -Animal fables
-"The Dying Fish" Works Cited "The Gods Of Chinese Mythology." Godchecker. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. <http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/chinese-mythology.php>. "Chinese Myths." Chinese Myths. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. <http://www.cdot.org/history/chinese_myths.htm>. "Encyclopedia Mythica." : Chinese Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. <http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/asia/chinese/articles.html>. "Pangu and the Creation of the World." Chinese Myths. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. <http://www.livingmyths.com/Chinese.htm>. Began in the Wei and Jin dynasties (220-420) The End Stories evolved to holidays
Also believe in evil
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