Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fact of the Day: Son of Heaven

Like many monarchs, Emperors of China claimed a supernatural right to the throne. Most called themselves the Son of Heaven and nominally claimed the right to not only rule the whole world but the entire universe as well. 

6 comments:

  1. lmao now there are some egos for you

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  2. Hubris pure and simple. Of course, emperors could have you killed in nasty ways too so best not to say that to their faces.

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  3. I guess there are sons of gods in every culture.

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