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Pangu Separates the Sky from the Earth

Updated:  2019-01-08 15:26:19

  (China TEFL Net)

According to Classified Anthology of Literary Works, the sky and the earth were at first one blurred entity like an egg.Pangu was born into it.The separation of the sky and the earth took eighteen thousand years-the yang which was light and pure rose to become the sky, and the yin which was heavy and murky sank to form the earth.

Between the sky and the earth was Pangu, who went through changes with them.Every day the sky rose ten feet higher, the earth became ten feet thicker, and Pangu grew ten feet taller.Another eighteen thousand years passed, and there was an extremely high sky, an extremely thick earth, and an extremely tall Pangu.

The sky is ninety thousand li from the earth.Nobody knows how many years passed, and then Pangu finally fell down.

Just before his death, the earth underwent a miraculous change:

Pangu's breath turned into wind and cloud,his sound thunderbolt,his left eye the sun,his right eye the moon,his four limbs the four corners of the sky, his five body constituents the Five Famous Mountains in China,his blood the rivers,his veins the roads,his muscles the fields,his hair and moustache the stars,his skin and hair the grass and trees,his teeth and bones the metals and stones,his marrow the pearls and jades,and his sweat the rain.

The vitality in Pangu,touched by the wind,turned into the common people.

Thus came the dawn of the vigorous earth.


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