Pangu Separates the Sky from the Earth
The sky and the earth were at first one blurred entity like an egg. Pangu was born into it. The separation of the sky and the earth took eighteen thousand years-the yang which was light and pure rose to become the sky, and the yin which was heavy and murky sank to form the earth. Between them was Pangu, who went through nine changes every day, his wisdom greater than that of the sky and his ability greater than that of the earth. Every day the sky rose ten feet higher, the earth became ten feet thicker, and Pangu grew ten feet taller. Another eighteen thousand years passed, and there was an extremely high sky, an extremely thick earth, and an extremely tall Pangu. Then came the Three Emperors.
So these numbers came into existence and evolve like this. The numb or begins with one, becomes established at three, is completed at five, prospers at seven, and ends in nine. So the sky is ninety thousand li(2) from the earth.
Nv Wa Made Man
It is said that there were no men when the sky and the earth were separated. It was Nv Wa who made men by moulding yellow clay. The work was so taxing that her strength was not equal to it. So she dipped a rope into the mud and then lifted it. The mud that dripped from the rope also became men. Those made by moulding yellow clay were rich and noble, while those made by lifting the rope were poor and low.
Gong Gong infuriated Bu Zhou Mountain
传说在洪荒时代，水神共工和火神祝融因故吵架而大打出手, 最后祝融打败了共工，水神共工因打输而羞愤的朝西方的不周山撞去, 哪知那不周山是撑天的柱子,不周山崩裂了，撑支天地之间的大柱断折了，天倒下了半边，出现了一个大窟窿，地也陷成一道道大裂纹。
It is said there were two deities, Gong Gong, the God of the water, and Zhu Rong, the God of fire. One day, they fell in battle. They fought all the way from heaven to earth,causing turmoil everywhere. The God of Fire won and in anger the God of struck his head aganist Bu Zhou Mountain. The mountain collapsed and down came the big pillar that held heaven from earth. The sky slanted to the north west and the earth to the southwest, and so, since then, the sun, the moon and the stars turn towards the west and all rivers run southeast.
Nv Wa Mending the heaven
Nv Wa, mending the heaven.In very ancient times, Heaven broke and fell,leaving a huge black hole. Humans were faced with the risk of extinction. NV Wa, the great mother of the human race,had to reorganize the Universe. NV Wa brought five-colored stones, melted them and used the colorful magma of Heaven to mend the black hole. Later,Nüwa repaired Earth, too. In the end, Nv Wa killed the black dragon that was threatening human beings. With the protection of Nv Wa, human beings once again began to lead a happy and peaceful life.
The bird Jingwei trying to fill the sea
Once upon a time, the youngest daughter of Emperor Yan, legendary ruler of primitive China, went boating on the Eastern Sea. While she was enjoying herself, a strong wind rose on the sea and her boat capsized. Just before she was buried by the surging waves, her spirit turned into a beautiful bird. As it flew over the roaring sea, it cried sadly in the sound "jinwei, jingwei". That was why people called it "Jingwei".
The bird lived on a mountain near the sea. It hated the sea so much that it decided to fill it up. Every day, it flew to and fro between the mountain and the sea, carrying in a twig or a pebble from the mountain and dropping it into the sea.
One day, the roaring sea said to Jingwei, "Poor little bird, stop doing that meaningless thing! You'll never fill me up." Jingwei replied, "I'll fill you up no doubt! I will, even if it'll take me thousands of years! I'll fight on until doomsday!"
The brave little bird kept carrying twigs and pebbles from the mountain to the Eastern Sea without taking a rest.
From this fable comes the idiom "The bird Jingwei trying to fill the sea". We use it to describe people who are firm and indomitable and will not stop until they reach their goal.