Looking for Sources regarding the Zodiac Stories listed on YourChineseAstrology

Asked by Z***r | 3/13/2017 4:23:37 AM

Hello! I'm doing research on origin stories for the zodiac animals, and the ones covered here are rather unique and interesting: I was wondering if you had any sources for them so I could study them further, as they explore personalities and idiosyncrasies in the zodiacal animals in a way none of the other established versions have. The only source I was able to find was "The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac", by Eric A. Kimmel, which is a modern take on a classic tale but not based on any ancient literature. I couldn't find anything for the Tiger's story, the overlap of the Banquet/Race with Nuwa and Fuu's flood stories, and the Rabbit and Ox story seem like an apt adaptation of the Turtle and the Hare but other than that I couldn't find anything.

If anyone knows, please inform me! I'd really like to be able to include these in my research.

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M***a 3/14/2017 2:24:37 AM

Maybe the References part of Chinese Zodiac on wiki can help you.

Good luck

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