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Chinese Mythology Podcast is a podcast where you get to join Yang's husband Eric as she tells him of myths and legends she grew up with. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Chinese Mythology Podcast is a podcast where you get to join Yang's husband Eric as she tells him of myths and legends she grew up with. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!
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United States

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Chinese Mythology Podcast is a podcast where you get to join Yang's husband Eric as she tells him of myths and legends she grew up with. We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

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English


Episodes

Ep 14: The Eternal Work

1/19/2018
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There are many stories about human try to fight against the nature in Chinese mythology and I always love them. Today we are talking about the stories of filling up the sea and removing the mountains.

Duration: 00:15:56


Ep 13: Guardian Lions

1/15/2018
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Recently we talked about the door gods. Besides door gods guarding the gate, I am sure you have seen other things at Chinese gates even though you don't know much about Chinese mythology. Yes! It's the guardian lions. We call them 石狮子 ShiShiZi. 石Shi means stone since most of them are made of stone like marble or granite and also bronze actually. 狮子 ShiZi means lions. In English it is often called “Foo dogs” .

Duration: 00:11:56


Ep 12: The Underworld

1/12/2018
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In different cultures, people are always curious about what the afterlife is like and where do our spirits go after our physical bodies deceased. Today we are going to talk about the underworld. In Christianity, there is the idea of “hell” and “ghost”, which are a little different from that in Chinese culture.

Duration: 00:15:40


Ep 11: Ghostbusters

1/8/2018
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People always have the best wishes for the future and hope bad luck can go away. One thing Chinese people do is to put pictures of the door gods on the gate.The next god we are going to talk about is another and the real ghost buster. His name is 钟馗 Zhong Kui. He is supposed to look ferocious but I just think he look like a nice guy and the paintings are always about him catching ghosts which are much smaller than him.

Duration: 00:11:38


Ep 10: The Pursuit Of Tao

1/5/2018
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Everyone heard of Tao and everyone wants to get Tao. But not everyone understands Tao and how to pursue of it. In the book 道德经 or Tao Te Ching, the first Chapter, it says “ Tao (the way) that can be spoken of is not the constant Tao. The name that can be named is not a constant name. Nameless, is the origin of Heaven and Earth; the named is the mother of all things. “ Our today's story is about a guy who failed to pursue the Tao.

Duration: 00:11:27


Ep 9: Myth Of Year

1/1/2018
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Happy new year everyone! Today we are going to talk about the myth and traditions of Chinese new year.

Duration: 00:06:16


Ep 8: The Booze Buddy

12/29/2017
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LiaoZhaiZhiYi, Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio, is a collection of stories about ghosts and immortals. Today's story is about a life long friendship between a human and a fox spirit built on drinking.

Duration: 00:11:53


Ep 7: Ghost Of The Mountain

12/25/2017
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We talked about Lord of the River recently and today we are going to talk about the Ghost of the Mountain-- ShanGui. Shan means mountains and Gui means ghosts. There are a lot of versions of “ShanGui” recorded in books. We are going to talk about two main versions.

Duration: 00:07:57


Ep 6: The Finishing Touch

12/22/2017
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The meaning of the finishing touch is a final detail or action completing and enhancing a piece of work. But does it really enhance the work?

Duration: 00:06:42


Ep 5: River Sacrifice

12/18/2017
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Before human knew much about the nature, they used imagination that there were some gods or ghosts in charge of the nature like the sea, mountains and forests. Today we are talking about Hebo, Lord of the River.

Duration: 00:09:01


Ep 4: Dragon Gate

12/15/2017
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If I am going to ask you to say a Chinese mythical animal, what is your answer? Dragons. There are some many things and stories to say about dragons. Today I am going to tell two short stories about dragons that are most well-known. But don't worry. We will get to know more in the future.

Duration: 00:11:20


Ep 3: Chasing The Sun

12/11/2017
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People have been worshiped the sun since the prehistorical time. Who does' t want to capture the bright sun?

Duration: 00:10:05


Ep 2: The Beginning

12/8/2017
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Pangu, a god who sacrificed his body to create the universe. However, who created him?

Duration: 00:10:17


Ep 1: Wonder Woman

12/4/2017
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Who created us human beings? In Chinese mythology, this wonder woman, Nüwa, created the mankind and patched the sky.

Duration: 00:11:24