Thursday, April 21, 2011
365 Doodles - Day 111
In Chinese mythology P’an Ku is said to have chiselled the universe out of Chaos. He was the child of the dual powers of Nature, Yin and Yang, and his name is a combination of the words for ‘eggshell’ and ‘solidity’. He was a dwarfish chap, usually dressed in bearskin – though where the bear came from is never adequately explained – and had two small horns on his head. Armed only with a hammer and chisel, he set about the creation of the heavens and the Earth; a task that took him eighteen thousand years. Every day he grew six feet in height and on the day he finally hung up his tools, he died. By my reckoning, that means he grew some 26,000 miles in height during his working life.
Another of my 'Odd Gods' series.