My alphabetically, organized posts will run concurrently with my usual posts. Hope you enjoy them.
D is for Dragons – Chinese Dragons
“According to legends, the Chinese dragon is able to breathe fire, summon wind and call for rain, fly into the clouds and hide at the bottom of the sea; it’s also capable of becoming as large as the sky or disguising itself by being as tiny as a pinhead.
Unlike castle-burning dragons of Western stories, Chinese Dragons are a benevolent symbol in Chinese culture. From celebrations to the Zodiac, to historical rulers, the dragon has played a large part in China’s rich history.” REFERENCE
This You Tube Clip tells the myth of the four dragons
Why Choose Chinese Dragons?
I fell in love with Chinese mythology and the IChing (The Book of Wisdom) when I took courses on Chinese literature in translation at university in Vancouver (SFU).
In my Vancouver Blues series (i.e., Black Cat Blues and Ain’t Misbehavin’ – see sidebar) I try to capture the feeling of the city. Its multi-ethnic, hipster vibe is heavily influenced by the Chinese culture. In my stories, the IChing plays a role in the plots, much like a side-character. I try to evoke a sense that there is much more to life that the eye can see.
Like benevolent dragons:)
Have a great day, my friends.
MY A-2-Z INTRO TO WORLD MYTHOLOGY
A is for Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death who weighs your heart
B is for Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of Fire who terrifies me
C is for Cronus, Leader of the Titans, Father of the Greek Gods
There are over 1850 blogs participating in the A- 2- Z event. Something for everyone. I am trying to check out as many of these great blogs as possible. You can too via this link:http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-z-challenge-sign-up-list-2016.html
Blogs I’m following in the Challenge (s0 far):
Alistair Lane, A Certain Point of View – Topic: Zombie Survival Tips in Haiku
Annette, Annette`s Place – Topic: Legendary Mythical Creatures
Dipanwita, Cocktails, Mocktails & LIfe Topic: Poetry
Jo , Food, Life and a Scent of Chocolate Topic: Food
John Davis Frain, John Davis Frain Topic: Six Sentence Stories
Jackie Jain , Words Dipped in Happiness Topic: Poems about Happiness
Ipsita Banerjee, A Sliver of a Moonbeam Topic: Book Friends
Susan A Eames – Travel, Fiction and Photos Topic: Wildlife Encounters
Kala Ravi, Relax N Rave Topic: Interior Design
Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles – Topic: The ABCs of Mindfulness
Maria, Doodles & Scribbles Topic: Words and Poems