Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 25: Y & Z

This post will include: Yam, Yao, Yarikh, Yei, Yew, Yinlungen Bud, Ymir, Yurlunggur, Yurupary, Zhang Guo, and Zhu Rong.

Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 24 – X

Welcome to week 24! This week I’ll be focusing on figures starting with ‘X’. These are the Xian, Xuan Zang, and Xi-he. The Xian According to Chinese mythology, the Xian “are beings who have gained immortality … [they] are not deities, but have been granted the gift of eternal life” (Cotterell & Storm, 2007:486). TheseContinue reading “Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 24 – X”

Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 8 – H

This week I’ll be looking at mythological and folkloric characters starting with the letter H and these will include Huitzilopochtli, Hanuman, Han Xiang and Han Zhongli, Hina, and Hine-hau-one.