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VIETNAMESE MYTH 2 PAGE UPDATED: A WAR BETWEEN GODS CONTINUES

It’s the second canto of the Vietnamese epic myth A War Between Gods PLUS a myth involving Hung Vuong II and the round & square cakes prepared for Tet celebrations. Here is the link: https://glitternight.com/vietnamese-myth-2/ 

CANTO II – Thuy Tinh, the god who shepherded in the clouds that brought the rains during what is now monsoon season, told Tan Vien that he had transformed himself into Continue reading

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VIETNAMESE MYTH 2: THE STUNNING SEQUEL THE CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT!

My second page of Vietnamese myths is up. It features the myth of Hung Vuong I saving ancient Vietnam from a drought caused by a demon as well as the opening installment of the epic myth A War Between Gods. https://glitternight.com/vietnamese-myth-2/

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JEDI KNIGHTS IN ANCIENT VIETNAM? VIETNAMESE MYTH PAGE UPDATED

I just added an entry on the Eight Diamond Generals (that’s why the “Jedi Knights in ancient Vietnam” remark) as well as on the Earth goddess Hau Tho. Plus I Continue reading

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JANUARY 30TH UPDATE OF MY VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY PAGE

I just updated the page with the final chapter of the saga of the god Thach Sanh and with two new entries – one on Song Truong, the god of the tides and one on Ba Set, the goddess of lightning.

IX. THACH SANH’S DESTINY – The soldiers returned with the trusting Thach Sanh and the stolen crown jewels. At the king’s command they stripped him of his axe, bow and arrow and lute and ignored his pleas of innocence. They had him thrown into a cell to await the king’s judgement.

The sinister Ly Thong was encouraging the king to have  Thach Sanh executed before his upcoming marriage to Princess Quynh Nga. The magic lute that Long Vuong had given to Continue reading

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JANUARY 16TH UPDATE TO VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY PAGE

Just a note to point out that I added two more chapters to the saga of the god Thach Sanh and added an all-new entry – this time on the Ba Co. If you need a quick, glib comparison think of the Ba Co as the Vietnamese pantheon’s equivalent of the Sirens from Graeco-Roman myth or the goddess Ran from Teutono-Norse myth. Here is the link: https://glitternight.com/vietnamese-myth/  

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VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY PAGE UPDATED – JANUARY 10TH

I updated my Vietnamese Myth page once again. This time I expanded my entry on the sun goddess, added another chapter to the saga of the god Thach Sanh and placed an all-new entry- this time on Cong San, the god of northern Vietnam’s Red River. Here is the link: https://glitternight.com/vietnamese-myth/

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VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY PAGE UPDATED- DEC 20TH

I added an entry on the Trung Sisters, who led an uprising against the Chinese around 40 C.E. and were worshipped as deities after their deaths. For more Vietnamese gods and goddesses here is the link: https://glitternight.com/vietnamese-myth-new/

THE TRUNG SISTERS – Trung Trac and her sister Trung Nhi occupy a special place in Vietnamese mythology. If you want a glib or simplistic comparison to approach their story with think of them as an ancient Vietnamese version of Lakshmibai of Jhansi in the history of India or Joan of Arc in Western lore. In the early 40’s C.E. Trung Trac led an uprising against the latest Chinese occupiers with Continue reading

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