Creation of the Gods (Volume II)

Xu Zhonglin Gu Zhizong Dai Hongjie Dai Dunbang August 21, 2019

Creation of the Gods (Volume II) Xu Zhonglin Gu Zhizong Dai Hongjie Dai Dunbang Creation of the Gods, published in the Ming Dynasty 11368 1644 , is the most popular and one of the best, if not also the best written, Chinese classics of mythical literature It begins with the grand pilgrimage of King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty 1700 B.C 1100 B.C , the most notorious tyrant in Chinese legend, to worship the Goddess Nu Wa, the creator of mankind in ChiCreation of the Gods, published in the Ming Dynasty 11368 1644 , is the most popular and one of the best, if not also the best written, Chinese classics of mythical literature It begins with the grand pilgrimage of King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty 1700 B.C 1100 B.C , the most notorious tyrant in Chinese legend, to worship the Goddess Nu Wa, the creator of mankind in Chinese mythology, on her birthday The beauty of the goddess completely bewitched the monarch and sets him on fire with lust His poem written on the wall to express his deep love for the goddess infuriates her She decided to punish the king and bring an end to the Shang Dynasty The novel culminates with the crowning of King Wu of Zhou Dynasty 1066 B.C.256 B.C and the canonization of gods by his prime minister Jiang Ziya However, the Chinese was a nation mostly composed of polytheists, who believed that there were numerous gods in the Three RealmsHeaven, World, and Hell that rules over everything in this world and created various deities to suit their varied desires and needs Most of the gods anti deities were posthumously canonized historical national heroes and upright officials who were believed to have been heavenly deities sent to this world to deliver mankind from misery In fact the roots of many of such popular beliefs and legend are found in Creation of the Gods Therefore, the novel is not simply a piece of literature, but very much an agglomeration of folk beliefs and religion It is in fact a valuable and indispensable tool in understanding the Chinese folk culture.

Creation of the Gods (Volume II) Xu Zhonglin Gu Zhizong Dai Hongjie Dai Dunbang

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