Pangu is typically depicted as a hairy giant, with fur and small horns. Central to Chinese mythology, Pangu is typically credited with creating the world. ***Creation Story*** Formless chaos melded into an egg that perfectly balanced Yin and Yang. The harmony lasted for 18,000 years, until a fully developed Pangu hatched. Parts of the egg formed the sky (Yang) and Earth (Yin). Pangu was pleased, but wanted to prevent the egg from coalescing again. He resolved to hold up the sky, never allowing it to touch Earth. He stood on Earth for another 18,000 years, continuously growing and increasing the separation of the Earth and sky, until he died. Different parts of his body formed the sun, moon, mountains, rivers, and all other structures domestic to our planet. Some even say the mites from his fur eventually developed into humans.
The idea of a god holding up the sky or divine body parts forming the Earth is common in mythology, stretching from China to Scandinavia to the Pacific Islands.
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