Myths and Fantasies
Ancient Chinese myths were not recorded in a systematic way
in any work, and , as a result, only fragments of them are extant
Fortunately, many classical works of the pre-Qin period and
the Han Dynasties, such as the Zhuangzi, the Liezi,
the Huainanzi, the Chronicles by Zuo Qiuming,
Conversations from the States, and above all, the Book
of Mountains and Seas, contain fragments and excerpts of
ancient mythical stories, which make up a beautiful and fascinating
part of our classical literature.
Below are some of the myths most known even to children. They
are short but vivid. As you will see, most of the main characters
in these mythical stories are gods, ghosts foxes and spirits
with human qualities and human feelings.
about Chinese myths and fantasies.