CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

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MANDATE-OF-HEAVEN

Chinese concept

Also known as TIAN-MING, TIANMING, T'IEN-MING

The Divine Right to Rule, awarded by Heaven to Chinese rulers.

All Kings, Emperors and Chairmen are given authority to rule and govern China, but only on the sufferance of the JADE-EMPEROR and his Heavenly ministers.

Should an Emperor fail in his duty or ignore the decrees of Heaven, the MANDATE-OF-HEAVEN will be taken away. Usually to the accompaniment of earthquakes, floods and plagues of comets.

You may scoff, but it happened as recently as 1976.

MANDATE-OF-HEAVEN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MANDATE-OF-HEAVEN
Location : China
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : concept
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Tee-yen Meeng
Alternative names : TIAN-MING, TIANMING, T'IEN-MING
Popularity index : 7259
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Article last updated on 15 April 2004 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "MANDATE-OF-HEAVEN: concept from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Apr. 2004. Web. 1 September 2014.

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