Mountain God vs Water God

There is an ancient tale--more like a myth really--that has to do with two non-human entities called Sơn Tinh (the mountain god) and Thủy Tinh (the water god). My family told me of this tale (and other) myths and legends when I was a kid, so I knew the gist of this story which was quite … Continue reading Mountain God vs Water God

Ten Conditions for Beauty in Ancient Vietnam 1

We all know what constitutes Beauty in our present-day world. The artificially constructed image created by the trillion-dollar beauty industry informs us in no uncertain terms, what is necessary to have in order to be considered Beautiful. The images show up everywhere we look to influence our lifestyle and to sell us things that we … Continue reading Ten Conditions for Beauty in Ancient Vietnam 1