One Chinese god/hero thought that fire was a poison. So he ate a dead animal burnt by fire out of clinical depression, and naturally he discovered barbecuing. And taught the truth to primitive humans.
Other gods taught humans how to read and write, which was the key to knowledge. Some other gods taught humans agriculture and animal husbandry themselves, often by living among and work with humans.
And...gods were into 'precision targeting' when it comes to punishing evil people. Collateral damage was a very nasty idea. Gods wouldn't do that. Even better, THERE HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY NO EXACT EQUIVALENT OF SATAN IN EAST ASIA. The concept of Absolute, irreversible evil was a very bizarre and often crazy idea. Original Sin was an utterly alien concept.
Edited by ambelamba, 12 April 2014 - 04:58 AM.