Week 11: Kim Quy – the Golden Turtle God

This week on #VNmyth will cover thần Kim Quy (lit: Golden Turtle God), a significant deity in Vietnamese mythos that still has shrines dedicated to him across the country. I. His roles and missions In most cases, he appeared as a messenger god (or more like aid and secretary) who carry out the will ofContinue reading “Week 11: Kim Quy – the Golden Turtle God”

Week 4: Diêm Vương (Yan Wang, Yanluo, Yama King) – The King of Hell.

This week on #VNmyth, let’s talk about Diêm vương (Sino-Vietnamese for Yan Wang – “king of hell.” A.K.A. Yanluo). So… Vietnamese King of Hell. Can you guess where he appears the most? No. Not fairytales. Not scary stories. Not even folk poems and songs. Believe it or not, the supposedly Vietnamese King of the deathContinue reading “Week 4: Diêm Vương (Yan Wang, Yanluo, Yama King) – The King of Hell.”