Week 8: Cường Bạo đại vương – if Noah were to rebel

This week on #VNmyth, the story of one of the times when Vietnamese rebelled against Heaven, and won. Disclaimer: I drew this comparison because technically, the last arc of this story is a flood story. It neither was an attack on anyone’s religion nor contained any religious motives. I. The story Cường Bạo was aContinue reading “Week 8: Cường Bạo đại vương – if Noah were to rebel”

Week 1: The Duke and The Water God

Have you ever watched the Grudge or Ju-On and wondered: if Kayako killed me, wouldn’t I turn into a ghost myself? And then what stopping me from coming back for a fair fight? Well, I’ve got your question covered, as the Vietnamese indeed had a folktale using this very motif before it was even consideredContinue reading “Week 1: The Duke and The Water God”