By Evelyn Wolfson
Lengthy sooner than they have been written down, American Indian myths have been saved alive by way of a powerful oral culture. have you questioned how the realm was once made? MYTHOLOGY OF the yankee INDIANS discusses this secret, in addition to different myths and legends from assorted tradition components all through North the US. every one bankruptcy is via a query and resolution part which covers characters, subject matters, and logos. knowledgeable remark part complements the myths with evaluations through famous students. This publication is built from AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY to permit republication of the unique textual content into e-book, paperback, and exchange versions.
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Because the tree appears in many ancient tombs, paintings, and sculptures, it once must have been a very important symbol. Although some versions of the story depict the Fusang as a hibiscus, the mulberry tree is probably its basis. One variety of the mulberry, Morus alba, is native to China. Growing more than fifty feet tall, its leaves are used to feed silkworms. Strands from the silkworms’ cocoons are woven together to create silk, the strongest of all natural fibers. The cloth is lightweight and cool to the touch, but retains warmth and is highly flame-resistant.
Chinese writing became systematized and sophisticated. Many of the symbols from that era closely resemble the 4 Chinese writing characters used today. 33 FUSHI TEACHES THE PEOPLE Fushi watched the new humans stumbling about. These people did not have the supernatural powers of gods, the strength of tigers, or the speed of leopards. They did not have the protective armor of turtles, the leathery hide of water buffaloes, or the thick fur of foxes. People had thin skin, soft flesh, sparse hair, and moved about rather slowly.
Has a rich heritage of pottery, bronzes, and artifacts, which 1 places it as the first historical dynasty of China. The Chinese dragon is not an evil creature. On the contrary, he brings rain and guards the lakes and waterways. He is a composite creature with the horns of a deer, the ears of a cow, the eyes of a lobster, the head of a camel, the whiskers of a cat, the body of a snake, the belly of a frog, the scales of a carp, the talons of an eagle, and the paws of a tiger. Dragons love to make vibrations in the sky by rolling huge pearls, creating thunder.
American Indian Mythology by Evelyn Wolfson