The Ancient Tales of Chinese Mythology

We’ll explore ten of the most popular the ancient tales of Chinese mythology, each offering a unique perspective into the rich tapestry of Chinese folklore.

The Four Dragon Kings

The Four Dragon Kings are powerful deities in Chinese mythology who rule over the four seas and are responsible for the changing of the seasons.

The Eight Immortals

The Eight Immortals are a group of legendary xian (immortal beings) in Chinese mythology.

The Monkey King

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a legendary figure in Chinese mythology and a central character in the classic novel “Journey to the West”.

The Lady White Snake

The Lady White Snake is a Chinese folktale about a white snake spirit who transforms into a woman and falls in love with a human man.

Nüwa and Fuxi

Nüwa and Fuxi are a brother and sister duo in Chinese mythology who are considered to be the creators of humanity and the founders of Chinese civilization.

The Legend of the Yellow Emperor

The Legend of the Yellow Emperor is a central creation myth in Chinese mythology that tells the story of the Yellow Emperor.

The Tale of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

The Tale of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl is a love story about a cowherd and a weaver girl who fall in love but are separated by the Queen Mother of Heaven.

The Journey to the West

The Journey to the West is a classic Chinese novel that tells the story of a monk named Tang Sanzang who sets out on a journey to India to retrieve Buddhist scriptures.

The Battle of the Gods and Demons

The story is set in a time when the world was in chaos, with the demons terrorizing the people and causing destruction wherever they went.

The Legend of the Jade Emperor

According to the legend, the Jade Emperor was once a mortal man who, through his good deeds and pure heart, was elevated to the highest position in the heavenly realm.