Chinese Creation Story

Chinese Creation Story

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  • In the beginning, there was nothing but a large egg that contained chaos. When the egg broke open, a giant dragon named Pan-gu emerged. Yin and yang circled him until he pushed the two halves apart to create opposites.
  • Pan-gu grew ten feet everyday for 18,000 years, stretching the sky as he grew. 
  • When the sky was high enough, Pan-gu filled the valleys with water to make oceans. He created rivers and flattened the earth, and he threw pure light into the sky to produce stars.
  • After 18,000 years Pan-gu became tired. When he died his body formed huge mountains, his skull formed the top of the sky, his hair formed plants and flowers, and his arms and legs formed the four directions. The rivers were made out of his blood, the wind was his breath, thunder was his voice, and each of his eyes became the sun and moon.
  • After Pan-gu died, the half-dragon goddess, Nuwa, was born. She was made of a mixture of yin and yang. The world was lonely, so Nuwa began to form figures out of clay with legs instead of dragon tails. When she was pleased with her creation, she made more mud men.
  • After making hundreds of mud men, Nuwa realized it would take too long to populate the earth. Instead, she took a muddy stick and flung drops across the land. Once the sun dried them, she told them to populate the world. As they grew and populated, Nuwa loved and cared for them.
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