Comparisons with Chinese mythology

Fu-xi = Kalos [(GM 92.c) Kalos (nephew of Daidalos) is also named Kirkinos, Tantalos, or Talos]

Fu-xi "had a human head with a snake’s body" (HChM, p. 119).

Daidalos designated the corpse of Kalos as "a dead serpent" (GM 92.b).

"Fuxi holds a pair of compasses" (HChM, p. 119);

Kalos invented "the compass for marking out circles" [his name /Kirkinos/ ‘circler’ being commemorative of this], and

Fu-xi made objects of "clay" (HChM, p. 123).

"the potter’s wheel" (GM 92.b).

In a modern Fu-xi tale he is figured as inventor of the fishing-net – but Tai-hao (who was originally a distinct god) may have been the true agent here (HChM, p. 120).

Britomartis of Gortune [/gortu-/ ‘grotto’ : Gortu- was son of Tegeates (GM 88.h)] "invented fishing-nets." (GM 89.a)

"Taihao is associated with Jinmu, ... an enormous tree" (HChM, p. 211).

"Britomartis hid ... under thick-leaved oak-saplings in the water meadows" (GM 89.b).

Because this fishing-net was so successful in catching fish, therefore the Dragon King became "so angry that his eyes protruded from his head from then on." (HChM, p. 121)

One eye is to protrude from the face of the Dajjal (/dujalah/ ‘liquid pitch’ – LA-L 2:9a) : cf. the "molten pitch" (RHBM, p. 349; cf. OCD, s.v. "Minos") poured upon Minos at Kamikos.

HChM = Linhui Yang & Deming An : Handbook of Chinese Mythology. Oxford U Pr, 2005.

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955. `

LA-L = Georgii Wilhelmi Freytagii : Lexicon Arabico-Latinum. Librairie du Liban, Beirut, 1975.

RHGM = Robin Hard : The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology. London, 2004.

OCD = Hammond & Scullard : The Oxford Classical Dictionary.

C^i-you & Huan-di

C^i-you had "four eyes" : on account of him,

"The Sukyeneza has four eyes."

"Huang Di asked the drought goddess Ba to descend from heaven" (HChM, p. 141).

"The Kutshedra causes droughts." (according to the Skipetar of Albania – DE, vol. 2, p. 26)

C^i-you and his brethren each had an "iron forehead" (HChM, p. 140).

The "iron forehead of an enormous centipede" (Japanese – "Y").

C^i-you, in confronting the army of Huan Di, "made heavy fog for three days." (HChM, pp. 141 & 93)

In confronting the Centipede-god of Nantai, a hot-water spring [this could produce steam] was created by the archery-bow of the god of Akagi (Japanese – "AS-O").

When C^i-you died, "his shackles turned into a maple tree." (HChM, p. 93)

Maple syrup was boiled by Gluskabe (Abenaki – "GChMS") [boiling would produce steam]

"Chiyou led many ferocious mythical animals to attack Huang Di at the Zhuolu plain." (HChM, p. 93)

The god Maple Sapling [Yoskeha] created the animal species (Mohawk – IC "M", p. 302) :

The first two of the types of vanguards sent by Huan Di were "black bears, grizzly bears" (according to the Lie-zi -- HChM, p. 140).

the first of the animals sent by Maple Sapling to assist mankind was Bear (IC "M", p. 303).

"Huang Di made ... from ... Kui, a one-legged mythical creature, ... sound ... so great that it prevented Chiyou from flying away" (HChM, p. 141).

Tawiskaron mistook (IC "M", p. 311) as a human thigh the leg of a cricket [crickets making a great sound with their legs] carried in the mouth of a flying bluebird.

DE = E. Latham : Descriptive Ethnology. Vol. II : "Europe, Africa, India". London.

"Y" = "Yumi : the Japanese Long Bow"

"AS-O" =

"GChMS" = "Gluskabe Changes Maple Syrup"

IC "M" = J. N. B. Hewitt : Iroquoian Cosmology. 1903. "Mohawk"


"Shaohao, or White God, lived on ... Changliu ("Long Flow"). ...

"At the water's edge lay the body of a man-being who was as white as foam." (IC "M", p. 324) {cf. the god who, according to the Veda, was killed with foam}

Shaohao’s function was to observe the condition of sunset." (according to the S^an-hai Jin -- HChM, p. 188)

"Now, at this time, toward the west, where the earth extends thitherward, there lies athwart the view" (IC "M", p. 332).

Di Ku (Gao-xin)

Two sons of Di Ku "became star gods." (HChM, p. 99)

"Now also she, the Star, paid a visit." (IC "O", p. 174)

Another son of Di Ku was Hou-ji (HChM, p. 131).


When Hou-ji was born, his mother Jian Yuan "threw him away on the cold ice." (HChM, p. 132)

Itztla-coliuhqui is Aztec god of cold and

At the mountain of king Ji, the stones are said to be "transformed from the seeds left by Houji and Jiang Yuan" (HChM, p. 134).

of stones.

"O" = "Onondaga"


At the behest of Yao, Yi the archer shot down nine of the ten suns (HChM, p. 227), which ten suns "were all carried by crows" (HChM, p. 231).

For the sake of the Gandharva (who is "the radiant sun"), Kr.s`anu the archer shot a flying falcon (according to the R.c VedaPS`, p. 27).

Yao’s eldest son was Dan-zhu (HChM, p. 228).

Angiras "was progenitor of the r.s.i Br.haspati" (according to the Br.hat-devata – "TT", p. 13).

Dan-zhu "became the best player" (HChM, p. 228) of the wei-qi game, "played on a square board of 391 intersections formed by nineteen vertical lines and nineteen horizontal lines".

To Br.has-pati is ascribed the Barhas-patya year of 361 days, divided in the Baha>i calendar into 19 periods of 19 days apiece.

PS` = Stella Kramrisch : The Presence of S`iva. Princeton U Pr, 1981.

"TT" = Laurie L. Patton : "The Transparent Text". In :- Wendy Doniger (ed.) : Puran.a Perennis. SUNY Pr, Albany, 1993. pp. 3-30.

S^un = Daidalos [N.B. : the events are in opposite sequence betwixt these 2 accounts.]

Yao’s daughters E-huan and Nu:-yin "helped Shun to survive several murders plotted by his father and stepbrother" (HChM, p. 202).

Kokalos’s daughters protected Daidalos from Minos (GM 92.i).

S^un worked "to repair the roof of a barn." (HChM, p. 202)

At Kume (Cumae), Daidalos "built him a golden-roofed temple." (GM 92.h)

S^un "put on the coat with the bird pattern", and thus "flew out" to safety (HChM, p. 203).

Daidalos "made a pair of wings for himself, and ... flew off." (GM 92.e)

"As soon Shun went down into the well, Xiang and his father blocked the mouth of the well." (HChM, p. 203).

At Knossos, Minos in dealing with Daidalos "locked him up for a while in the Labyrinth,

"Shun swam out of the well with his magic dragon-patterned coat." (HChM, p. 203) {cf. Vi`king "dragon-ships"}

together with his son", whose mother was NAU-krate (GM 92.d). [/NAU-/ ‘ship’]


Gun "told people ... to grow cattail" (Tian-wenHChM, p. 128).

"the spike of a cattail flag" was recommended by Maple Sapling’s father (IC "M", p. 328).

Gun was recommended by the gods of Four Mountains (HChM, p. 128),

Maple Sapling was challenged to move a mountain (IC, p. 334),

"and introduced city walls." (HChM, p. 129)

and moved it to beside his back (IC "M", p. 335).

Gun "went to Lingxiao Palace (lingxiao literally means "reach to the clouds") (HChM, p. 129).

Hinon "ascended on high where the clouds are present." (IC "M", p. 337)

Jan 31-Feb. 1, 2011