The Myth of Pangu

“Before there was anything, there was a chaotic mess. Then it kind of condensed into an egg. Inside the egg, was yin and yang. Out of the egg, came Pangu. Pangu is a large, hairy man with horns and fur. He was the creator of the world as we know it. He separated yin and yang with his axe, the earth was the yin and the sky was the yang. He pushed up the sky every day to separate it from the earth; the process took thousands of years. When Pangu died, he became all of the elements, he became the animals, the winds, the trees, the stars, and the Milky Way.”


-Tsang heard this origin myth from his classmates, in grade school in Hong Kong.