Mary Grace has taught first grade for 8 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and is licensed in ESL.
What Is the Chinese Zodiac?
In Chinese mythology, there is a story that tells all about animals that had a race. Mythology is a collection of myths, or folk tales, that belong to a group or a culture. In this Chinese myth, there are many different versions, but this is one of the most well-known ones.
Long ago, many animals had a race to see which twelve animals would make it onto the calendar and in which order they would appear on the calendar. The ox almost won the race, but at the last minute, the rat jumped over ox's head to win the race. Because the rat won, the Emperor told the rat that he would be first on the Chinese calendar.
A zodiac sign in the Chinese calendar is an animal that represents each year in a 12-year cycle. After 12 years, the cycle begins again with the year of the rat. Many people believe that you have the character traits, or parts of your personality, that go with your year in the zodiac. Keep reading to see if your zodiac sign is true for you!
Birth Years And Signs
Use this table to see what your zodiac sign is!
People with the rat sign are thought to be curious and interested in challenges and learning new things! Rats are also funny, smart, and protective of their friends.
Oxen are perfectionists that like to make sure they do things correctly the first time. They can be shy at first, but they care about other people and you can always count on them!
Tigers have great leadership skills and like to be in charge. They always stand up for what they believe in and fight for those things!
Everybody likes rabbits and they usually have lots of close family members and friends. This might be because they don't like to fight and instead make sure they get along with everyone.
Dragons are very friendly so they get along with everyone, and they are great friends to all! Their friends are always coming to them to ask for advice.
Ssssnakes trust themselves and don't usually ask other people for advice. They can often be found away from loud parties or lots of activity- they like to be by themselves to think.
Horses are never far away from an adventure and are always energetic! Horses are good with people and like to be leaders.
People born in the year of the sheep can be loyal to their friends, always sticking with them like in a flock. Sheep can also be creative and artistic!
Monkeys are the life of the party and have lots of friends!
Roosters are careful and work hard for what they earn. They are also very stylish!
Dogs are loyal friends and awesome listeners.
Pigs are very smart and care a lot about other people.
Wow, mythology has some pretty cool stories and legends! The Chinese zodiac signs are represented by 12 different animals in a 12-year cycle. Do you have the character traits that match your sign?
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Chinese Zodiac Lesson for Kids: Story & Signs Quiz
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Which animal won the animal race in the Chinese myth?
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