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Ancient Legends

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Also known as  'Tales of the Past'
First episode date  15 August 2010
Network  CCTV-1
Genre  Chinese mythology
Creative director(s)  Gao Jianmin
Final episode date  6 September 2010
Number of episodes  40
Language  Standard Mandarin
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Written by  Shui Nengchen Qin Shi Song Jinchuan
Directed by  Wu Chia-tai Lin Jianzhong
Presented by  Zhong Jianhua Zhang Hua Ma Runsheng Xiong Cheng Jiang Po Zhu Ziyun Cui Shuwen
Starring  Vincent Chiao Wen Qing Ding Jun Liao Jingsheng Liu Dekai Annie Wu Liu Jia
Similar  The Myth, The Han Triumph, Mazu, 1911 Revolution, The Merchants of Qing D

Ancient Legends is a Chinese television series based on the myths and legends associated with the origins of the Chinese civilisation. It is based on stories in Chinese mythology and the ancient classic Shan Hai Jing. The series was first broadcast in mainland China on CCTV-1 from 15 August – 6 September 2010.

Contents

Plot

The story is based on the myths and legends associated with the origins of the Chinese civilisation and the earliest part of Chinese history under the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors. After Pangu split Heaven and Earth and Nüwa created humankind, the world has been facing a plague. The Flower Goddess (the Jade Emperor's younger sister) and Shennong travel around China in search of a cure. They eventually sow the seeds of Heaven on Earth, causing flowers to blossom throughout the land, thus saving humankind. The plot also integrates other stories from Chinese mythology, such as Nüwa repairing the sky and Houyi shooting down nine suns.

Cast

  • Vincent Chiao as Shennong
  • Wen Qing as Flower Goddess
  • Ding Jun as Yellow Emperor
  • Liao Jingsheng as Jade Emperor
  • Liu Dekai as Fu Xi
  • Annie Wu as Second Fairy
  • Liu Jia as Nüwa
  • Zhou Zhong as Gong Gong
  • Zhao Hongfei as Demonic Emperor / Dragon Crown Prince
  • Han Dong as Chi You
  • Ma Xiaohua as Kua Fu
  • Xu Yun as Ruoxi
  • Yi Kun as Rushou
  • Duan Qiuxu as Erlang Shen
  • Gao Yuqing as Taibai Jinxing
  • Wang Xiuqiang as Taishang Laojun
  • Wang Yunchao as Houyi
  • Li Bo as Zhao Xuanlang
  • Zhang Chunyan as Python Spirit (Red Lady)
  • Bai Yun as Baoniang
  • Li Xiaofeng as Du Kang
  • Yang Jincheng as Jumang
  • Song Yang as Zhu Rong
  • Wang Yijian as Fenghou
  • Duan Weiping as Yinglong
  • Wang Ke as Fifth Fairy
  • Chen Jie as Sixth Fairy
  • Liu Ran as Seventh Fairy
  • Wang Wenlin as Eldest Fairy
  • Zhou Xiang as Third Fairy
  • Sun Yanan as Fourth Fairy
  • Chen Sanmu as Tu Di Gong
  • Zhao Zhonghua as Limu
  • Dai Xiaoxu as Cangjie
  • Chi Huaqiong as Queen Mother
  • Zang Xiuyun as Nüba
  • Yue Ding as Kitchen God
  • Yang Xiaodan as Kitchen Goddess
  • Qiang Gaopeng as Xuanming
  • Li Yuan as God of Plague
  • Xu Rongjing as Lele
  • Hong Zhibin as Liaoliao
  • Wang Minghao as Azure Dragon
  • Sun Hao as White Tiger
  • Zhang Heng as Vermilion Bird
  • Li Yang as Xuan Wu
  • Liu Zhengliang as Teng
  • Wang Haocheng as Fengmeng
  • Hou Yong as Yinlingzi
  • Wei Chenfei as Yuerou
  • Zhong Bo as Yuqiang
  • Ma Zijun as Dragon King
  • Fang Yuan as Chang'e
  • Zhu Jianfeng as Shentu
  • Li Yuan as Yulei
  • Sun Jiaolong as Xing Tian
  • Chen Chen as Pixiu
  • Yin Shuo as Count of Wind
  • Huang Heng as Master of Rain
  • Gao Rui as Mujue
  • Alternate titles

    Alternate titles for the series include:

  • Tales of the Past
  • Huaxia Yanyi (simplified Chinese: 华夏演义; traditional Chinese: 華夏演義; pinyin: Huáxià Yǎnyì; literally: "Romance of Huaxia")
  • Chuanshuo (simplified Chinese: 传说; traditional Chinese: 傳說; pinyin: Chuán Shuō; literally: "Legends")
  • Tiannü Sanhua (Chinese: 天女散花; pinyin: Tiānnǚ Sǎnhuā; literally: "The Celestial Lady Scatters Flowers").
  • References

    Ancient Legends Wikipedia


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