Myths, Legends and Folklore of China
How Yu-ti and his wife Wang-mu rule heaven and, at one time, aided their earthly counterparts; how victims of drowning became ghosts (kuei) until another unfortunate person drowned at the same place (an event that the kuei might therefore initiate); how, in Heaven, criminals are executed by a strange, composite creature called a chhi-lin and how, in 1440, a giraffe (called a girin by its Somali captors) arrived at the Chinese court and was equated with the fabled creature; how the Lord of Heaven made Monkey Master of Heaven's Stables to keep him out of trouble but Monkey wrought havoc when he realised the reason for his appointment; how the smiling god of longevity, Shou-lao, records the time of a person's natural death as soon as that person is born; and how a farmer befriended a fox that took the form of an old man who, magically, took the farmer to a restaurant far away, to be entertained in grand style, only for the farmer to eventually realise that respectable people do not befriend foxes, upon which the fox and his vulpine friends vanished, leaving the farmer far from home and without money, are among the myths, legends and folktales of China. (We do not promote superstition and they are presented for your interest only.)
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