Protection in Ancient Chinese Culture In Terms of Ancestor Worship

Protection in Ancient Chinese Culture In Terms of Ancestor Worship   Morgan Tietz   Living to sustain the spirits of the ancestors and practicing reciprocity between the living and the dead is not an uncommon theme amongst different cultures. Ancestral worship can be viewed in European, Asian, and Western cultures throughout history. The practices are not without purpose. Worshiping the…

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Dragons in Ancient China and their Many Powers

Dragons in Ancient China and their Many Powers Morgan Tietz   Dragons are legendary creatures that appear in folklore in various different cultures around the world. Depending on the region, the type and nature of the dragon differ greatly. For example, many western cultures depict dragons as being winged with the ability to breathe fire. Dragons from Europe, India, and…

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Ancestor Worship in Early China

Morgan Tietz   Ancestor Worship in Ancient China   China has a one of a kind, rich culture with focuses on philosophy, politics, religion, and divinized ancestors. Although China’s culture is extremely diverse given its far reaching and varied geography, all of China’s cultural aspects reflect the practices of ancestor worship. An ancestor is someone, typically more remote than a…

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