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According to legend, in the beginning of the world,the sky and the earth were not separated, andthere was only darkness and chaos.
Our ancestor Pangu，a giant, had been born andgrowing up in it for 108 000 years. One day, hesuddenly woke up. Opening the eyes, he found thateverything was blurred and invisible.
Angrily, he grasped an axe and wielded it with an effort. With a bang, the chaos was split all ofa sudden.
The light and clear air rose up to the sky, and the heavy and turbid to the earth.
After it,Pangu propped up the sky with his head and stepped on the ground with his feet,fearing that they might close.
The sky increased its height by 1 zhang daily, and the earth sank by 1 zhang • Pangu TalkAbout China in English一History grew with it.
Thousands of years passed, the heaven and the earth finally separated ,but he fell downexhaustedly.
Following his death, his breath turned into the wind and clouds, his voice the thunder； his eyesthe sun and the moon. His four limbs and body became the four quadrants of the globe, andhis blood the rivers and his muscles and bones the layers of the earth. His flesh became thesoil, his hair and furs the stars, flowers and trees. Even his sweat turned into rain and dew.
Pangu created the rich and beautiful world with his body.