Li, the Pagoda-bearer In Buddhist temples there is to be seen a richly attired figure of a man holding in his hand a model of a pagoda. He is Li, the Prime Minister of Heaven and father of No-cha. He was a general under the tyrant Chou and commander of Ch’ên-t’ang Kuan at the timeContinue reading “The Guardian of the Gate of Heaven”
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THE BOY WHO SNARED THE SUN
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The Hero’s Journey
The hero’s journey, also known as the monomyth, is an interpretive theory that articulates a way of understanding literature in a way that fuses psychology and mythology.
In the early days of the universe, there was a great struggle for empire between Zeus and the Titans. The Titans, giant powers of heaven and earth, were for seizing whatever they wanted, with no more ado than a whirlwind. Prometheus, the wisest of all their race, long tried to persuade them that good counselContinue reading “PROMETHEUS.”