Explain euhemerization and reverse euhemerization.
Euhemerization-the gods were originally humans. They were respected by other and recognized as
gods like in Greek Mythology. (example-Guan Yu)
Reverse Euhemerization-like in Chinese Mythology, Gods were later known as humans. (example-
Describe the concepts of Yin and Yang and how they operate.
The concept of Yin and Yang-Even and Odd, Sun and Moon, Man and Woman, Black and White.
They are complement each other and they cannot exist without each other, therefore, they always
restart each other.
What are the “Five Elements”?
-Dragon, Green, Spring, East, Jupiter,Tai Hao (Fu Xi)-cut wood, weave nets for
hunting/fishing/music invented 8trigrams
-Bird, Red, Summer, South, Mars, Fiery Emperor (Yan Di), Shen Nong-agriculture, devine
-Dragon, Yellow, Late Summer, Center, Saturn, Yellow Emperor (Huand Di)
-Tiger, White, Fall, West, Venus, Shao Hao (Metal Emperor)-son of morning star and weaver
-Tortoise, Black, Winter, North, Mercury, Zhuan Xu (Black Emperor)-fight with Gong Gong
who bumps into Mt Buzhou, destroyed the ladder linking the heaven and the earth
Explain the two principal creation myths associated with Pan Gu.
1). Pan Gu was born from an egg and after he was born, the egg broken and the Yang (clear part
became heaven) and the Ying (the solid part became earth) are created.
2). After Pan Gu was born, he was about to die and his body parts and organs transformed into the
part of the world.
Breath-winds and clods
Left eye-sun, Right eye-moon
Four limbs and five extremities-four direction and five mountains
His blood and semen-rivers
Muscles and veins-the strata for the earth
Body-flowers and trees
Teeth and bones-stone and metal