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 Gonggong.
Now the Chinese word for dome is Pi (see Bi Disc) — so it’s Pi in the sky. How’s that for taking the myth?
Tian Facts and Figures
Alternative names: T'ien
Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on April 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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