Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How Buddha offered Heaven to Monkey if Monkey was powerful enough to escape from his palm, but Buddha's command of space and time was such that his palm encompassed the Universe, and Monkey was trapped within Buddha's magical mountain; how a dog married a princess after the emperor rashly promised his daughter to anyone who would bring him the head of his enemy (the dog, a considerate soul, did try to become human before the wedding but the emperor, again rashly, interrupted the magical rite before the dog's head had changed); how Monkey learned great magic from a Taoist Immortal and used his skills to rule all of the monkeys in the world; how the smiling god of longevity, Shou-lao, records the time of a person's natural death as soon as that person is born; how Monkey was given a magical weapon by a Dragon King but misused it by trying to conquer the world; the epic of Hsi Yu Chi, the Journey to the Western Paradise, a real event but made fantastic in the tale of how Monkey and Pig redeemed themselves by assisting their holy master in the quest; and the devastation caused by the horned, bodiless rain dragon, Thaoh-thieh, that lost its body as a punishment for eating people and, having no stomach, is insatiable, 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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