I was re-watching Forbidden Kingdom last night, one of the central characters being "The Monkey King" obviously Wukong is kind of a reused archetype, but where did the first idea come from?
I looked it up and found that Journey to the West is a chinese novel from the 16th century that has a similar character. (obviously haven't read it myself).
Anybody read it? Worth reading?
Does anyone know of an earlier creation centered around The Monkey King?