Week 6: Princess Liễu Hạnh – Mother Heaven

This week on #VNmyth – Liễu Hạnh. She is the Daughter of Heaven (yes, I mean literally), ruler over the sky realm and one of the four Vietnamese Immortals: Heavenly Mother (mẫu thượng thiên) Liễu Hạnh. I. Cosmology: To understand her story, one first needs some info on the cosmology in the Religion of MothersContinue reading “Week 6: Princess Liễu Hạnh – Mother Heaven”

Week 4.5: Đối (對) – An essential art in Chinese and Vietnamese culture

This week on #VNmyth: Đối (對) (lit: parallel, verse or opposite), also known as Antithetical couplet, or simply, couplet – an essential aspect of East Asian (more specifically Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) culture that has rarely seen the light in English fiction. Now, I know this is not a myth, but I’ll put itContinue reading “Week 4.5: Đối (對) – An essential art in Chinese and Vietnamese culture”