Posted: 2005-06-18, 18:40
Psi-Lord wrote:And if you want to laugh a bit (or just get pissed off, hehe), check http://www.wbschool.org/chinesecharacters.htm.
When I had Classical Chinese Culture classes last semester, we talked about chinese creation myths for a while. Curiously enough, some of the details are really similar to what we have in the West (and namely in the Bible).
For instance, 盘古 (Pangu), creator of the universe:
"In the beginning there was nothing except chaos"
"Pangu separated Yin from Yang with his giant axe, creating the Earth and the Sky, which became thus separated".
Or the story of 女娲 (Nüwa), who created the world in 7 days, making human beings out of clay.