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:

Pat Hatt said...

lmao now there are some egos for you

Martha said...

Wow!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting.

Fundy Blue said...

It's good to be king! LOL

Kay said...

I guess there are sons of gods in every culture.