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【文學討論】 Deep in ocean

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本文章最後由 颜无暮 於 16-10-4 08:56 編輯

The same point between different cultures -- the mysterious sea god
We all know,Percy Jackson lightning thief,the novel combines the American modern culture and Greek mythology. And this book has many similarities with Chinese mythology. This paper mainly introduces the similarities between this book and Chinese myth.
In the fourteenth chapter of the novel, Percy in the water not die and he can to speak, even can be ignited with a lighter. Why does he have this ability? Because he is a half breed, is the god Poseidon and the offspring of a mortal woman. So he has the ability to control water. In Chinese mythology, a creature has a similar capacity. That's the Chinese Dragon.
When dargon appear in tv or book, Westerners may think they are such a creature——big and scary lizard, their mouths can be sprayed with fire,and they always keep themselves gold in the cave. But in fact, the image of the Chinese dragon is very different from them.Chinese dragons have no wings, but they have claws. In many myths, when the air reaches a certain concentration of water, dargons can fly with water vapor. But if there is no water around it, it can't fly. If there has been no water, it will be like a crab, gradually died in the land of thirst. Because of this, in China, many scholars believe that it is a real animal. There may be a descendant of the extinct animal Devonian, due to environmental changes.
In Percy Jackson book, offspring of the gods are very much. Even the Second World War was mainly their offspring in the war(of course it is false). However, in Chinese mythology, dragons also have the same story. Dragon's nature is a crazy love.So, He could almost have all the children that he see species, including humans. There is a traditional Chinese saying that: dragon has many sons, each of them are not the same. As Posey passed his father's ability to control the ocean, the descendants of the dragon master some of his father's skills. oldest son is good at music, second-born is good at fighting, the youngest son is good at collecting wealth. The treasure that is eaten by the youngest sons never go out.Merely, with the passage of time, the blood of these offspring gradually faded. Now the youngest son becomes only eating bamboo-------they are pandas.
Greek mythology is the embodiment of early Western civilization. Similarly, Chinese mythology is the embodiment of early Eastern civilization. People fear or worship the natural phenomenon, creating a wide variety of gods. However, because the Chinese people do not have a particularly romantic atmosphere. So now, many people still believe that a part of Chinese mythology is real.
Actually, the relationship between the countries of the world is becoming more closely.We will never again be like before, the development of our own civilization,our culture will continue to merge, maybe some things will disappear in the process, but a new culture is gradually generated.This is an exciting thing: maybe some years later, our offspring will not be hindered by cultural differences.Because of this, we should be connected to our culture, gradually find our similarities and differences.so that the process of our integration more quickly.Finally, no matter what the myth is true or false, the myth of every country is the world's treasure. And this is unidentified mysterious animal of the dragon, has become a common spirit of the Chinese people.
创建于 2016-04-12
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