Heng-o flies to the Moon
Myths and Legends of China
by Edward T.C. Werner
This is the Chinese volume in the always reliable
Myths and Legends series, e.g. Babylonia, British, and Celtic.
The author consulted mostly Chinese sources to splice together
this broad look at Chinese traditional folklore, related to all
three of the main Chinese religions, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.
Werner covers such topics as the evolution of Chinese cosmology,
and the enormous pantheon of native Chinese Gods, Goddesses, and Immortals.
This makes a great read for folklore fans and lovers of Chinese lore.
Chapter I. Racial Origin
Chapter II. Mythology and Intellectual Progress
Chapter III. The Fashioner of the Universe
Chapter IV. The Birth of the Soul
Chapter V. Myths of the Stars
Chapter VI. Myths of Thunder, Lightning, Wind, and Rain
Chapter VII. Myths of the Waters
Chapter VIII. Myths of Fire
Chapter IX. Myths of Epidemics, Medicine, Exorcism, Etc.
Chapter X. The Goddess of Mercy
Chapter XI. The Eight Immortals
Chapter XII. The Guardian of the Gate of Heaven
Chapter XIII. A Battle of the Gods
Chapter XIV. How the Monkey Became a God
Chapter XV. Fox Legends
Chapter XVI. Miscellaneous Legends
Glossary and Index