Kites have their own place in History, Myth & Folklore of Bali. Especially during the kite festival the people show their art of flying kites- Layangan.
Read about sacred Rituals done by Taoist priests and spirit mediums, caught in meditative trance, during the festival. It starts with the welcoming of the gods into the temple where they are worshiped for nine days, and ends when the gods are sent off on the ninth day. The festival is known for the temple processions that take place during the celebrations. Discover Myths and Folklore of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Georgetown – Penang.
Folklore of 熊猫 – the Giant Panda, has its roots in Tibetan and Chinese culture. Read the legends on how the panda got his black marks, discover its etymology and symbolism and the use in traditional Chinese culture. Discover the History and Mythology of the xióng māo, Mo, Pixiu or Giant Panda. … CHINA: On the Giant Panda in History and Mythology
Discover History and Mythology of Solar Eclipses in China and how it makes us connect to what our ancestors might have felt and experienced. … CHINA: Solar Eclipses in History and Mythology
Discover Legends, Myths and Folklore of the Chinese New Year in Georgetown- Penang. Read about Customs, Rituals and Taboos and the many gods that are worshiped during the Spring Festival. And how the people celebrate this special time of the year.
Historically, the Mid Autumn Festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon. Also known as the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, or simply the Mooncake Festival, it also celebrates the legends of Chang’e 嫦娥, the Goddess of Immortality and her companion, the moon rabbit, called also 月兔 Yùtù or Jade Rabbit. … CHINA: Mid Autumn Festival Mythology
The story of how tea was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, war and innovation. … TIMELINE: A story of tea
Throughout history, tea, Camellia sinensis, was intimately related to deities, demi gods, and mortals. In Japan, the monastic use of tea as an aid to meditation … *JAPAN: On the origins of TEA
T ea was discovered accidentally by emperor Shennung, 神農氏, approximately 3000 years before Christ.
The story of rice and how it was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes mythology, romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, famine and innovation. … TIMELINE: The story of rice
There are many origin myths and much folklore about rice. In China goddesses, gods, and sacred animals gave rice to humans and taught them how to grow it. Religious use of rice takes place in China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. Discover Myths, History and Folklore of RICE in China, one of the oldest rice cultures.
Proverbs and wise sayings in relation to rice from China – Common sayings seem to be the roots of any culture. Handled down over generations orally from one to another with their own spin, they can give us insights into worldview.
RICE IN CHINESE FOLK TALES
There’s more to rice than you think- Discover rice in Chinese folk tales. China has a long and varied history, and its people are of most diverse origin and of different religious traditions. As might be expected, the folklore of India reflects this diversity of history and population. Several old literary collections of tales have been popular among the population for centuries.
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