Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How Yang Chheng, a magistrate, liberated the citizens of Hunan from the cruel taxes of the emperor Wu-ti and, as a reward, became Fu-hsing, the god of happiness; how Monkey escaped from Hell (where he was being punished for his megalomania) but not before deleting the names of all monkeys from the Book of Judgments; how Kuan Yin (Guanyin), who could have achieved nirvana much sooner, postponed her total enlightenment so that she could provide earthly help to those in need; how Monkey was released from his mountain prison, to accompany the pilgrim Thang Seng and his assistant Pig on their quest to the Western Paradise, to bring back the original teachings of Buddha; how Monkey was given a magical weapon by a Dragon King but misused it by trying to conquer the world; how victims of drowning became ghosts (kuei) until another unfortunate person drowned at the same place (an event that the kuei might therefore initiate); and how there are five kinds of lung (dragon), specifically the ethereal dragons of the rain and wind, the earthly dragons that created rivers and lakes, the five-clawed imperial dragons (most dragons are depicted with four claws), heavenly guardian dragons and dragons that protect hidden treasures, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)
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