Greek myth inspires Chinese calligraphy

News   •   Feb 04, 2014 06:38 GMT

There are many parallels between Greek and Chinese legends, Ms He says to gbtimes: “According to Greek mythology, Pegasus was the best friend of Apollo and the Muses. In Chinese mythology, a horse carried the map of the Universe to the Sage King Fu Xi to rule the country in harmony. According to tradition, this was how the Chinese civilization started.”

Ms He’s passion for Greek mythology goes back to her childhood. “I was very small, just six years old, when my parents gave me the Iliad in a Chinese translation. It was a small children’s book that fascinated me”.