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搜神記 volume 1-3   By: (fl. 317-322)

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Bao Gan's 搜神記 volume 1-3 is a captivating collection of stories that delve into the supernatural world of ancient China. The author's rich imagination and intricate storytelling draw readers into a realm where gods, demons, and humans coexist in a delicate balance.

Each story in these volumes is unique and offers a glimpse into different aspects of Chinese mythology and folklore. From shape-shifting fox spirits to powerful deities, the characters in 搜神記 are both compelling and diverse. Bao Gan expertly weaves together threads of history, fantasy, and philosophy to create a tapestry of tales that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.

One of the standout features of these volumes is the beautiful prose that Bao Gan employs. His writing is lyrical and evocative, transporting readers to a world full of magic and mystery. The intricate world-building and attention to detail in each story add depth and complexity to the narrative, making it a truly immersive reading experience.

Overall, 搜神記 volume 1-3 is a must-read for lovers of mythology, fantasy, and Chinese literature. Bao Gan's storytelling prowess and vivid imagination make this collection a captivating journey into the supernatural realm of ancient China.

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  神農以赭鞭鞭百草,盡知其平毒寒溫之性,臭味所主,以播百穀,故天下 號神農也。

  赤松子者,神農時雨師也,服冰玉散,以教神農,能入火不燒。至崑崙山 ,常入西王母石室中,隨風雨上下。炎帝少女追之,亦得仙,俱去。至高 辛時,復為雨師,遊人間。今之雨師本是焉。

  赤將子轝者,黃帝時人也。不食五穀,而啗百草華。至堯時,為木工。能 隨風雨上下。時於市門中賣繳,故亦謂之繳父。

  寧封子,黃帝時人也。世傳為黃帝陶正,有異人過之,為其掌火。能出五 ... Continue reading book >>

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