Chinese deities
Chinese mythology refers to those myths found in the historical geographic area of China: these include myths in Chinese and other languages, as transmitted by Han Chinese as well as other ethnic grou...
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Three August Ones and Five Emperors
The Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors were a group of mythological rulers and deities from ancient China during the period circa 2852 BC to 2070 BC, today considered culture heroes. According to rece...
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Yu the Great
Yu the Great (Chinese: 大禹; pinyin: Dà Yǔ, c. 2200 – 2100 BC) was a legendary ruler in ancient China famed for his introduction of flood control, inaugurating dynastic rule in China by founding...
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Xia Dynasty
The Xia dynasty (Chinese: 夏朝; pinyin: Xià Cháo; Wade–Giles: Hsia-Ch'ao; [ɕiâ tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯]; c. 2070 – c. 1600 BC) is the first dynasty in China to be described in ancient historical chronicles ...
Shang Dynasty
The Shang dynasty (Chinese: 商朝; pinyin: Shāng cháo) or Yin dynasty (Chinese: 殷代; pinyin: Yīn dài), according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the sec...
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Chinese mythology
Chinese mythology refers to those myths found in the historical geographic area of China: these include myths in Chinese and other languages, as transmitted by Han Chinese as well as other ethnic grou...
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Fangfeng
Fangfeng (traditional Chinese: 防風; simplified Chinese: 防风; pinyin: Fángfēng) is a character from Chinese mythology as well as having been worshiped as a deity in Chinese popular re...
Fei Lian
Fei Lian / Fie Lien (simplified Chinese: 飞帘; traditional Chinese: 飛簾; pinyin: fēi lián, English: Flying Curtain) also known as Xie Fengis the Chinese god of the wind. He is a winged drago...
Long Mu
In Chinese mythology, Longmu (simplified Chinese: 龙母; traditional Chinese: 龍母; literally: "Mother of Dragons") was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dr...
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Chen Fu Zhen Ren
Chen Fu Zhen Ren (Hanzi= 陈府真人; Hokkien= Tan Hu Cin Jin) is an ancestral hero of the Indonesian Chinese people living throughout Banyuwangi Regency, Java, Bali, and Lombok. He is also worshiped by the ...
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Lingbao Tianzun
Shàngqīng (上清), the Supreme Pure One, is, according to Taoism a divine being of the Three Pure Ones who are the highest deities in Taoist pantheon. He is also known as Lingbao Tianzun (靈寶天尊), which me...
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Dragon King
A Dragon King is a deity in Chinese mythology commonly regarded as the divine ruler of an ocean. They have the ability to shapeshift into human form and lives in an underwater crystal palace. They hav...
Four Mountains
Four Mountains (traditional Chinese: 四嶽; simplified Chinese: 四岳; pinyin: Sìyuè) variously interpreted from Chinese mythology or the most ancient level of Chinese history as being a...
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Crane in Chinese mythology
Cranes are an important motif in Chinese mythology. There are various myths involving cranes, and in Chinese mythology cranes are generally symbolically connected with the idea of immortality (Eberhar...
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Hung Shing
Hung Shing (洪聖), also known as Hung Shing Ye (洪聖爺) and Tai Wong (大王), was a government official in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) named Hung Hei (洪熙) serving Pun Yue in present-day Guangdong, China.His...
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Shujun
Shujun (Chinese: 叔均; pinyin: Shūjūn) is a Chinese god of farming and cultivation, also known as Yijun and Shangjun. Alternatively he is a legendary culture hero of ancient times, who was in ...
Immortal Woman He
He Xiangu (何仙姑), also named He Qiong (何瓊), is the only female deity among the Eight Immortals. The gender of her fellow immortal Lan Caihe is somewhat ambiguous.She was from Yong Prefecture (today Lin...
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Wong Tai Sin
Wong Tai Sin or Huang Da Xian is a Chinese deity popular in Jinhua, Zhejiang and Hong Kong with the power of healing. His name literally translates to the "Great Immortal Wong (Huang)". Wong Tai Sin ...
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Ksitigarbha
Ksitigarbha (Sanskrit: क्षितिगर्भ Kṣitigarbha) is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth...
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Dragon King of the East Sea
Ao Guang is the Dragon King of the East Sea in Chinese mythology. He appeared in different works including Fengshen Yanyi and Journey to the West.
According to the Fengshen Yanyi, after the passag...
Na Tuk Kong
Na Tuk Kong are local guardian spirits worshipped in Malaysia, Singapore and parts of Indonesia. An alternate more generic name for the cult is Datuk Gong, uniting Dato or Datuk from the local Malay ...
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Great Flood (China)
The Great Flood of China (Chinese: 大洪水; pinyin: Dà Hóngshuǐ, or just traditional Chinese: 洪水), also known as the Gun-Yu myth) was a major flood event that continued for at least two generati...
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Laozi
Laozi (also Lao-Tzu /ˈlaʊˈdzʌ/ or Lao-Tze) was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, but he is al...
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Cai Shen
Caishen or Cai Shen (simplified Chinese: 财神; traditional Chinese: 財神; literally: "God of Wealth") is the Chinese god of prosperity worshipped in the Chinese indigenous religion and Taoism....
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Celestial bureaucracy
The Primordial Divinity (Tai Di or Taidi, Chinese: 太帝; pinyin: Tài dì, literally "Utmost God") is a concept in Chinese culture, traditional religions and mythology. It refers to the source o...
Xia Shang Zhou Chronology Project
The Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project (Chinese: 夏商周断代工程; pinyin: Xià Shāng Zhōu Duàndài Gōngchéng) was a multi-disciplinary project commissioned by the People's Republic of China in 1996 to de...
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Anqi Sheng
Anqi Sheng (Chinese: 安期生; Wade–Giles: An-ch’i Shêng) was a Chinese immortal and wizard, said to be already over 1,000 years old at the time of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor. He was said to ...
Eight Immortals
The Eight Immortals (Chinese: 八仙; pinyin: Bāxiān; Wade–Giles: Pa¹-hsien¹) are a group of legendary xian ("immortals; transcendents; saints") in Chinese mythology. Each Immortal's power can...
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