Essays Tagged: "Pangu"

foundation of mythology

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jan/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Different Convictions of Chinese Culture

h is that an egg was the first thing in the emptiness. Inside the egg were chaos and the first god, Pangu. When the egg broke, the universe was split into the heavens (yang) and the Earth (yin). After ... egg broke, the universe was split into the heavens (yang) and the Earth (yin). After the breaking, Pangu had to hold the heavens from crushing the earth. He lived ten thousand years and grew ten feet ...

(6 pages) 25 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

This essay is a comparison between creation myths from different cultures.

to the Miwok myth in that they both show that their cultures valued strength. In the Chinese myth, Pangu breaks out of the egg but can't stand up because the heavens are too heavy. He decides the onl ... ides the only way for life to exist on the earth is if he holds up the heavens. So for 18,00 years, Pangu holds up the heavens eating only the mists and never sleeping. As time goes on, he rises to hi ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith