Let Our Imagination Run Wild Episode 12: Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea (English subtitles available)
The third episode of the culture and civilisation series builds around Chinese mythology on which many Chinese traditions, customs and values are based. In these myths, many famous gods and goddesses who possessed special talismans with magical power were featured as main characters. In the myth, “Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea”, the immortals demonstrated how collaboration and cooperation could help overcome great obstacles and achieve their goals. Each of them made creative use of their special talisman and together they calmed the rough Eastern Sea and enjoyed the longevity peaches at the grand banquet of the Queen Mother of the West. The last part of this episode, which explains and reveals a magic card trick, can serve as a fun extended activity.