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The Ancient Origins of New Year’s Celebrations

The Ancient Origins of New Year’s Celebrations

On the 1 st January of every year, many countries around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year.  But there is nothing new about New Year’s.  In fact, festivals and celebrations marking the beginning of ...

The legend of Pregnant Maiden Lake

The legend of Pregnant Maiden Lake

Lake of the Pregnant Maiden is a beautiful, wild, and magnificent treasure that is part of the Malaysian landscape. The lake is not only beautiful but legend has it that the waters have a healing ...

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus

The tale of how Sisyphus received his eternal punishment is one telling of the retribution facing man and his arrogance. The punishment of Sisyphus would hold some disturbing familiarities to our lives and society in ...

Legend of the Xiangguo Temple

Legend of the Xiangguo Temple

Translated by Chua BC, Vision Times Huiyun was a monk from a monastery in Luoyang during the Tang Dynasty. In the first year of the Linde era of Emperor Tang Gaozong’s reign (A.D. 664-665), Huiyun, at ...

The flood of Deucalion and the human race born from stone

The flood of Deucalion and the human race born from stone

The myths of severe floods, although originating from vastly differing civilizations, share unbelievable similarities. Suppose that these floods took place exactly as per the stories tell us, what warning should we heed from these catastrophes? ...

Greek Mythology: Prometheus

Greek Mythology: Prometheus

The cyclops and giants was cleaned out by gods as Zeus prepared Earth for a new age. Zeus told the wisest of the titans, Epimetheus and his brother Prometheus, to make lives that would inhabit ...

A man from Jin Dynasty wandered into a Fairyland

A man from Jin Dynasty wandered into a Fairyland

Chinese myths and legends tell tales of gods and deities living in other dimensions, parallel to our own. People may only enter when the heavenly gates open and let us in. It has been said ...