Week 13: A small collection of ghosts and malevolent spirits

This week on #VNmyth, instead of going through just one single myth or mythical creature, we’ll go over multiple ghost and malevolent spirits with similar pattern. I. Ma thần vòng “Thần” is the common word for “god(s)” but can also be understood as “the mind” (as in “tinh thần”). Since this is a relatively newContinue reading “Week 13: A small collection of ghosts and malevolent spirits”

Week 9: Mirrors in Vietnamese culture

I. First story: Once, there was a family with two sons, who both got married. The first daughter-in-law was jealous that the little brother’s wife was way more beautiful than she did. One night, she decided to stalk her sister to find out the truth about her beauty. During the Hour of the Ox (1-3Continue reading “Week 9: Mirrors in Vietnamese culture”