Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

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 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

Name: Tian
Pronunciation: Tee-yen
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
Popularity index: 458

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Article last revised on April 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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