Entering “The Year of the Snake”

Great snakes!: The Chinese have an irrational fear of the snake, yet the representation of the zodiac animal includes a bittersweet tale of vows and hearts broken and love transcending disaster,Raymond Zhou reports. Let’s face it: The snake has an image problem. >>

Unraveling the myths and charms of snakes

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China’s creator had snake body

Unraveling the myths and charms of snakes

Chinese mythology says Nuwa, the original ancestor of the Chinese nation, had the body of a snake, a human head and the virtue of a divine being. She is the goddess who separated heaven from the earth, creating the Divine Land (China).

Peace-loving Nuwa delighted in making things. She molded figures from the yellow earth and gave them life and the ability to bear children, creating humanity. >>

Much more at:

China Daily Website

 

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-02/08/content_16215395.htm

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