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Chinese Folktale: The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea/NuWa Mends the Sky (with VCD)

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This book has two stories: The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea and NuWa Mends the Sky.

In The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea, the Eight Immortals have been making rather too merry and, their minds clouded by wine, they decide to journey forth to discover all the wonders of the undersea realms that are not found at home in Heaven.

Today the expression "Eight Immortals cross the sea" can refer to each member of a group making a distinctive contribution to their collective success, but it can also refer to each of them being left to his own devices, or to each one working to outshine the others.

In NuWa Mends the Sky, there was a goddess named Nüwa who roamed this wild world that Pangu had left behind, and she became lonely in her solitude. She resolved to make something like herself for company.

Nüwa the goddess used the mud of the water bed to form the shape of humans. She breathed into her creations to give them life. Nüwa then became bored of individually making every human so she started putting a rope in the water bed and lettings the drops of mud that fell from it become new humans. Please see Chinese mythology: Pangu and Nüwa for more details.

The book comes Chinese characters and the Pinyin (phonetic transcriptions), and includes a VCD that children can enjoy watching on TV or computer. The VCD narrates every page in this book in clear Mandarin Chinese, and is accompanied with animated cartoons. Please see Q & A about VCD for more details.

八仙过海
八仙过海是一种流传最广的汉族民间传说。八仙最脍炙人口的故事之一,最早见于杂剧《争玉板八仙过海》中。相传白云仙长有回于蓬莱仙岛牡丹盛开时,邀请八仙及五圣共襄盛举,回程时铁拐李建议不搭船而各自想办法,就是后来“八仙过海、各显神通”或“八仙过海、各凭本事”的起源。后来,人们把这个典故用来比喻那些依靠自己的特别能力而创造奇迹的事。八仙分别为汉钟离、张果老、韩湘子、铁拐李、吕洞宾、何仙姑、蓝采和及曹国舅。

女娲补天
创世女神女娲是华夏民族人文先始,福佑社稷之正神。相传女娲抟土造人,并化生万物,使天地不再沉寂。女娲氏,开世造物,因此被称为大地之母,她是一位美丽的女神,身材像蛇一样苗条,以致有些神话学家坚称她根本就是蛇身。

女娲补天的故事和女娲造人的故事一样,都是中国人家喻户晓的。女娲时代,随着人类的繁衍增多,社会开始动荡了。后人以两位英灵人物,水神共工氏和火神祝融氏,在不周山大战,结果共工氏因为大败而怒撞不周山为由,衔接女娲用五彩石补天等一系列轰轰烈烈的动人故事。


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