CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

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TIAN

Chinese legendary place

Also known as T'IEN

Not exactly a God, but the Heavenly Chinese Sky.

It was envisaged as a great dome, with a hole in the middle for weather to fall through. Which it did in great abundance during the Great Flood, thanks to GONG-GONG.

Now the Chinese word for dome is Pi (see PI-DISC) — so it’s Pi in the sky. How’s that for taking the myth?

TIAN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TIAN
Location : China
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : legendary place
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Tee-yen
Alternative names : T'IEN
Popularity index : 3144
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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. "Tian: Chinese legendary place." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Apr. 2004. Web. 18 September 2014.

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