Category: Asia

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Chinese New Year and the Legend of Nian

Chinese New Year and the Legend of Nian

Millions of people across China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and other countries around the world are today celebrating the Lunar New Year and welcoming in [...]
Solar Goddess Amaterasu, Divine Ancestor of the Japanese Imperial Family

Solar Goddess Amaterasu, Divine Ancestor of the Japanese Imperial Family

Amaterasu is a major goddess in the Shinto religion. Although she is considered primarily a sun goddess, she is also believed to be the ruler of the T [...]
The Jade Emperor: Taoist Ruler of Heaven – and Celestial Bureaucrat

The Jade Emperor: Taoist Ruler of Heaven – and Celestial Bureaucrat

The Jade Emperor is not only a notable figure in Chinese mythology, but also one of the most important deities in Taoism and in Chinese folk religion. [...]
Ramayana: The Grand Epic of Ancient India

Ramayana: The Grand Epic of Ancient India

Ramayana is an integral part of life for millions of Hindus across the globe. It is one of the two most popular epics written in Sanskrit from ancient [...]
Jinn: Tales of Wish Masters Throughout Time

Jinn: Tales of Wish Masters Throughout Time

In translation, the term jinn can be interpreted as ‘hidden from sight’ or ‘the hidden ones.’ In Arabic, the word jinn defines a collective number and [...]
Ancient Mesopotamian Lullabies, Sung to Soothe and Warn Babies

Ancient Mesopotamian Lullabies, Sung to Soothe and Warn Babies

Lullabies are not a recent invention. In fact, they stretch back thousands of years, undoubtedly to the time before written history. Many ancient Meso [...]
Kamakura’s Sixteen Wells: One of the Mysteries of Kazo-ji Temple

Kamakura’s Sixteen Wells: One of the Mysteries of Kazo-ji Temple

The Juroku-no-i, or Sixteen Wells in English, is a group of sacred wells at the Kaizo-ji Temple in Kamakura, Japan. The Sixteen Wells are located in a [...]
Marduk: Babylonian King of Gods and Reportedly Liberator of the Jews

Marduk: Babylonian King of Gods and Reportedly Liberator of the Jews

Most people have heard of Zeus, Odin, or Jupiter, but not many have heard of Marduk. Born to the mother and father of all Babylonian gods, Marduk claw [...]
Tigers in Asian Myth: Are Pre Scientific Beliefs Bringing About the Collapse of Wild Tigers?

Tigers in Asian Myth: Are Pre Scientific Beliefs Bringing About the Collapse of Wild Tigers?

Historically, tigers were a Chinese cultural symbol which inspired story tellers, singers, poets, artists, and craftspeople for over 7000 years. This [...]
Mazu: Legendary Guardian of the Chinese Seas and Social Media Marvel

Mazu: Legendary Guardian of the Chinese Seas and Social Media Marvel

Princess of Supernatural Favor, Empress of Heaven, Goddess of the South China Sea - these are just a few of the illustrious titles given to the Chines [...]
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