Sunday, October 5, 2008

East Sea (Chinese mythology)

East Sea is identified as the body of water east of the mainland, according to ancient geography. It contains modern day East China Sea as well as the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea.

In Chinese mythology, East Sea is the domain of Ao Guang, the ''Donghai Longwang'' , or "the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea", who is responsible for controlling its storms and tides. Supposedly, the Dragon King resides in a large "dragon palace", the ''Donghai Longgong'' , located at its bottom.

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