Heroes in Chinese Mythology. The largest category of Chinese myths concerns hero myths, describe by Derk Bodde as “those of the culture heroes who enjoy supernatural birth, are sometimes aided by protective animals, become sage rulers or otherwise perform great deeds for mankind.”
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In its positive sense, the story praises someone for his grand aspiration/ambition/ideal.Two Interpretations
龙的传人 Descendants of the Dragon;
“Foot” in Chinese culture
the original measurement of the English foot was from King Henry I (c. 1068/1069 – 1 December 1135) , who had a foot 12 inches long; he wished to standardize the unit of measurement in England.Nüwa and Fuxi as depicted from murals of the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)
According to folklore, there were originally ten sun birds who perched on a red mulberry tree called the Fusang (Chinese: 扶桑; pinyin: fúsāng) in the East at the foot of the Valley of the Sun.Three-legged Sun Birds
Misfortune may be an actual blessing.
The parable goes that one day an old man lost his horse. When his folks remarked, “That’s too bad,” he replied, “How do you know whether it’s not a blessing?” When his horse was retrieved, the old man commented, “How do you know if it is not a curse?”
When the horse was returned, his son broke his leg from horse riding. “That’s too bad,” his folks shook their heads. The old man responded, “How do you know if it is not a blessing?” Before long, a war broke out. His son did not get drafted due to his disability.塞翁失马A blessing in disguise