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NameOriginDescription
Supreme god name "AME-NO-MINAKA-NUSHI-NOKAMI" Shinto / Japan Supreme god. he highest deity of the Shinto pantheon and the first to emerge in Takama-No-Hara (the plain of high heaven) when heaven and earth were fashioned. He was born alone, resides in the ninth heaven and has always hidden himself from mortal eyes. A remote and vague figure of whom no images are ever made and toward whom no cult is directed. His name only appears once in the Kojiki and never in the Nihongi. Originally his identity may have been strongly influenced by Chinese religion. His name is linked closely with those of two other lesser primordial beings, TAKA-MI-MISUBI-NO-KAMI and KAMI-MISUBI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name "AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
Deities name "Ame-No-Toko-Tachi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Primordial being. The fifth of the deities to emerge in the heavens, named in both the sacred texts of Shintoism, the Kojiki and Nihongi, but probably strongly influenced by Chinese religion. Born from a reed floating in the primeval waters. See also UMASHI-ASHI-KABI-HIKO-JI-NO-KAMI....
"Atsze" Chinese A fox in human form. Chinese
Goddess name "Ba (1)" Chinese Goddess of drought. She is identified in some texts as the daughter of the god HUANG TI....
Deities name "Ba Xian" Taoist / Chinese Collective name for gods. A group of eight Divine beings, once mortal, who achieved immortality through their exemplary lifestyles. There are many such groups in Chinese religious belief. The Ba Xian are probably the most widely revered. Many people carry amulets and other charms in the form of the symbols of these deities. The eight gods are Cao Guo-jiu; HAN XIANGZI; HE XIAN-GU; LAN CAI-HE; LI TIE-GUAI; LU DONG-BIN; ZHANG GUO-LAO; and ZHONG-LI QUAN....
God name "Bo Hsian" Taoist / Chinese God. The Taoist counterpart of the Buddhist deity SAMANTABHADRA. Usually depicted upon a white elephant. He is considered to be a god of wisdom....
"Cao Guo Jiu" Chinese One of the Chinese Ba Xian, he is also the patron saint of actors and actresses.
God name "Cao Guo-jiu" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, he was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through his lifestyle. The tutelary god of actors. Attributes include musical rattles or castanets.See also BA XIAN....
Goddess name "Ch'ang O / Chang'e, Chang-Ngo, Heng-E / Heng-O" China the Chinese goddess of the moon. Unlike many lunar deities, Chang'o only lives on the moon. China
God name "Chang Fei" Chinese God of war. The counterpart of the god KUAN TI and often linked iconographically with him and the god LIU PEI, Chang Fei rules over the dark half of the year—autumn and Winter. Like the seasons he represents he is characterized by drunkenness and wildness. According to tradition he was wounded by his subordinates while in a drunken stupor. He is depicted with a black face, a bushy beard and wild staring eyes giving him a ferocious appearance....
God name "Chang Hs'iien" Chinese Guardian god of children. According to tradition he was the mortal king of Szechuan killed by the founder of the Sung dynasty. His wife was captured and forced to become a concubine in the imperial palace. She was discovered by the emperor kneeling before a picture of her deceased husband which she identified as a local deity, “the immortal Chang who gives children.” This triggered the cult which began locally in Szechuan circa AD 100. Chang Hs'ien is depicted holding a bow made of mulberry wood and either aiming an arrow at the star Tien Kou, the socalled celestial dog which threatens the earth, or aiming the empty bow at a rat (see ERH LANG)....
"Chang Sien" Chinese A divinity worshipped by women desirous of offspring. Chinese
Spirit name "Chang Tao Ling" Taoist / Chinese God of the afterlife. The head of the heavenly Ministry of Exorcism, and allegedly the first head of the Taoist church. By tradition he vanquished the five poisonous ani mals—the centipede, scorpion, snake, spider and toad—placing their venom in a flask in which he concocted the elixir of life. Having drunk the contents at the age of 123, he ascended to heaven. He is depicted riding upon a tiger and brandishing a sword. Before the communist takeover of China, the gods of exorcism lived in a sanctuary on the dragon Tiger mountain in Kiangsi province. Exorcised spirits were trapped in jars which were stored in the cellars....
God name "Chi Sung Tzu" Chinese Rain god. Chibirias...
"Chinese dragon" China In China, the drawing of a five-clawed dragon is not only introduced into pictures, but is also embroidered on state dresses and royal robes. This representation is regarded as an amulet.
God name "Chu Jung" Chinese God of fire. Also the heavenly executioner....
Demon name "Chung K'uei" Taoist / Chinese God of the afterlife. He belongs to the heavenly “ministry of exorcism” and, though not the most senior (he is subservient to CHANG TAO LING), is probably the most popular within the category. He was originally a mortal working as a physician in the eighth century AD. He is depicted with a fearsome face, said to be so terrible that it can drive away any demonic spirit who dares to oppose him. He is engaged in combat using a sword and a fan on which is written a magical formula to ward off evil. Symbolic peaches are suspended from his hat and a bat circles his head representing happiness....
"Deluges" Chinese The principle ones are: the deluge of Fohi, Chinese. The Satyavrata, of the Indians; the Xisuthrus, of the Assyrians; the Mexican deluge; Noah's Flood and the Greek deluges of Deucalion and Ogyges.
King name "Erh Lang (master)" Chinese Tutelary deity. Associated with a celestial dog, Erh Lang was once honored with a sanctuary in Beijing (Peking). According to tradition he and the dog saved the city from flooding. His attributes include a bow which he is depicted drawing, and arrows. The dog may be replaced by a rat, in which case the arrows are not included. The rat is a sign of impending wealth and therefore the drawing of an empty bow at the rat is a sign which invokes wealth of children....
God name "Feng Po" Chinese sky god. Described as the “Count of the wind,” which he releases from a sack, he has strong links with the sea. He was originally regarded as malevolent and the antagonist of the god Shen Yi. Feng Po may be depicted in human form as an old man with a white beard, or in the guise of a dragon with the head of a bird or a deer. Also Fei Lian; Fei Lien; Feng Bo....
God name "Fu Shen" Chinese God of luck. He is often linked in iconography with TSAI SHEN, god of wealth, and SHOU LAO, god of longevity. Usually depicted with his son, and wearing blue robes, which sig nify his official position....
Deities name "Fukurokuju" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities in Shintoism concerned with fortune. He is allegedly a Chinese hermit who lived during the Sung dynasty and whose name means happiness, wealth and longevity. He is depicted as a little old man, bald and with a prominent high forehead. He carries a Book of sacred teachings tied to his staff. Other occasional attributes include a crane, deer or tortoise....
God name "God of Prosperity" Chinese One of the Gods found in Malaysia and is very important to local Malaysian Chinese especially businessmen. Chinese
God name "Guan Di" Chinese The god of martial arts. Chinese
Goddess name "Guan Yin/ Guanyin" Chinese The goddess of mercy
"Gui Xian" China The great Tortoise, one of the four Holy animals of Chinese mythology and a symbol of Longevity and Immortality. China
God name "Hachiman" Shinto / Japan God of war and peace. A deity whose origins are confused. The name does not appear in either of the sacred texts of Shintoism, but such a deity was probably worshiped in the distant past with the alternative title of HimeGami or Hime-O-Kami. The cult center was on the southern island of Kyushu at Usa. In modern Shintoism, Hachiman originates as a member of the imperial dynasty. Named Ojin-Tenno and born in AD 200 to the empress Jingu-Kogo, he greatly improved the living standards and culture of Japan during his remarkable reign. The place of his birth was marked by a sanctuary and several centuries after his death, a vision of a child KAMI appeared there to a priest. The kami identified himself by the Chinese ideogram representing the name Hachiman, and thus the link developed. The site is, today, the location of a magnificent shrine, the Umi-Hachiman-Gu, where Hachiman has been perceived as a god of war. Soldiers departing for battle once took with them relics from the shrine. Hachiman is also a deity of peace and a guardian of human life and, when pacifism dominated Japan during the post-war era, he became more strongly identified in the latter context....
"Han Xiang-zi" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology. Once mortal beings, they achieved immortality through their lifestyle. Attributes include a basket of flowers and a flute.See also BA XIAN....
Goddess name "He Xian-gu" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, she was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through her lifestyle. The tutelary goddess of housewives and the only female deity among the group. Attributes include a ladle, lotus and peach fruit....
Goddess name "Ho-Hsien-Ku" Chinese One of the `eight immortals' and the virgin of the mountains, goddess of agility, immortality and mother reverence. Chinese
God name "Ho-Po" Taoist / Chinese River god. The so-called “Count of the River,” the deity who controls all rivers but particularly the Yellow River, and who is the subject of an official cult and sacrifice. According to tradition he achieved immortality by weighing himself down with stones and drowning himself. He received an annual sacrifice of a young girl until the end of the Shou Dynasty circa 250 BC. Also Hebo; Ping-Yi....
Goddess name "Hsi Shih" China Goddess who represents the old virtues and feminine qualities of Chinese women. She also sponsors a nice line of face creams, cosmetics and perfumes. China
God name "Hsi shen" China God of joy. Fu Shen denotes a generic title for the beneficent gods of the Chinese. China
God name "Huang Ti" Chinese Astral god. Allegedly a deified emperor, the so-called “yellow emperor,” who rules the moving as distinct from dark heavens, the latter being presided over by the god PAK TAI. He is attributed with giving mankind the wheel....
Goddess name "Hung Sheng (boly one)" Chinese Guardian god. A deity who protects fishing boats and their crews against danger at sea in the Southern Ocean. His role is similar to that of the goddess KUAN YIN. Little is known of the origin of Hung Sheng, but he was allegedly a mortal who died on the thirteenth day of the second moon, which falls two days before the spring equinox when the sea dragon king, Lung Wang, is believed to leave the ocean and ascend into the heavens. The god is propitiated with cakes made from the first grain of the year, on the fifth day of the fifth month and in some traditions he is seen as an aspect of the sea dragon king....
Goddess name "Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
Deity name "Jimmu" Japan The first emperor of Japan, direct descendant of Amaterasu, the supreme deity, and generally regarded as the ancestor of the present Japanese emperor. Jimmu is a Chinese-style name given to this emperor much later; his original name was Kamu-yamato-iwarehiko. Kamu means “divine,” and Yamato is the name of the loca- tion of the ancient capital.
Deities name "Junrojin" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities in Shintoism concerned with fortune. He is depicted as a Chinese hermit and is sometimes confused with the god FUKUROKUJU. A small figure with a large head, he carries a staff to which is attached a little Book. By tradition the Book contains information about the lifespan of each mortal person. He is accompanied by a black deer, said to have been made thus by old age....
God name "K'uei Hsing" Chinese Chinese god of examinations.
Deities name "Kami-Musubi-No-Kami (divine producing wondrous deity)" Shinto / Japan Creator being. The third in the list of primordial deities appearing in the Kojiki and Nibongi sacred texts. A remote and vaguely defined deity who was born alone in the cosmos and whose presence remains hidden from mankind. Probably influenced by Chinese religion....
God name "Kuei Shing" Chinese God of literature. Believed to reside in the star constellation of Ursa major. Also Zhong-Kui....
Spirit name "Kun Lun" Chinese The Kunlun mountains are well known in Chinese mythology and are believed to be Taoist Paradise. The first to visit this Paradise was king Mu. He supposedly discovered there the Jade Palace of Huang-Di, the mythical Yellow Emperor and originator of Chinese culture, and met Hsi Wang Mu, the 'Spirit Mother of the West' usually called the 'Queen Mother of the West', who was the object of an ancient religious cult which reached its peak in the Han Dynasty, also had her mythical abode in these mountains.
Deity name "Lan Cai-he" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, the deity is of ambiguous sex, sometimes depicted as a girl. Once a mortal being who achieved immortality through perfect lifestyle. Attributes include flowers and a flute. See also BA XIAN....
God name "Lao-Tsze" Taoist / Chinese God. Also known as the Most High Prince Lao, he is one of the three holy San Ch'ing whose images stand in a Taoist sanctuary. The tutelary god of alchemists. He is the founder of Taoism who, according to tradition was born with full command of speech, and with white hair, under a plum tree. His sacred animal is the water buffalo....
Deities name "Lei Kung" Taoist / Chinese God of thunder. He heads the deities of the pantheon who are responsible for storm, wind and Rain and is usually accompanied by YU SHIH, the god of Rain. He appears in anthropomorphic form from about the beginning of the Christian era, depicted as a strong, youthful figure holding hammer and chisel. In drama his movements are punctuated by rumblings on strings and drums. Circa AD 1000 he becomes depicted as a bird-like being with a monkey face. The transition was probably influenced by the popularity of the Hindu god GARUDA....
"Li Tie-guai" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, he was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through his lifestyle. Attributes include a bat, a gourd and an iron crutch.See also BA XIAN....
Deities name "Liu Pei" Taoist / Chinese God. The third member of a trio of deities with KUAN TI and CHANG FEI. He is the embodiment of the imperial ideal and he carries the seal of heaven's authority. He is con sidered to be humane and moderate. In art he usually takes a central position between Chang Fei on his left and Kuan Ti on his right....
Goddess name "Long Mu" Chinese Mother of dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.
Demon name "Lu Dong-bin" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, he was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through his lifestyle. The tutelary god of barbers. Attributes include a sword with which he conquers demons.See also BA XIAN....
God name "Lu Pan" Chinese God of artisans. The deity concerned with builders, bricklayers, housepainters and carpenters. He is particularly revered in Hong Kong. According to tradition he was born in 606 BC in the kingdom of Lu, where he became a skilled carpenter. He turned into a recluse on the Li Shan mountain, where he perfected his skills. He is said to have constructed the palace of the queen of the western heaven. Because of his powers he was murdered. He is also an invoker of harmonious relationships. His festival takes place on the thirteenth day of the sixth month, when the Rains are due. Attributes include a set square and carpenter's plane. He is also depicted with an ax, the symbol of a marriage go-between....
Goddess name "Ma-zu" Chinese Sea goddess. Known from the coastal regions of southeastern China as a benevolent guardian of fishermen, and closely linked with the goddess KUAN YIN....
Deities name "Men Shen" Chinese God of passage. One of a pair of deities, armed with bow and arrows, who guard doorways and gates. Paper images are pinned to entrances of homes during the New Year celebrations to ward off evil spirits....
Goddess name "Meng-Po-Niang" China Goddess who stands at the Ninth Chinese Hell. Her magic potion was administered to each soul, so that they would forget their past lives. China
God name "Mi-Lo Fo" Chinese Buddhist God. The local name given to the BODHISATTVA MAITREYA. Like the Indian model he is represented as a rubicund figure. Attributes include roses and a purse....
God name "Mu Gong" Taoist / Chinese God of immortality. The personification of the principle of Yang and the consort of Xi-Wang-Mu. He lives in the east, she in the west.See also HSI WANG MU....
God name "MyokennBooklhisattva" Buddhist Chinese Astral god. The apotheosis of the Pole Star, equating with AME-NO-KAGASEWO in Japanese Shintoism....
Goddess name "NA CHA (here is a loud cry)" Taoist / Chinese Guardian god. A somewhat ambiguous god who is generally regarded as benevolent, but whose traditions hint at a more destructive aspect. He was born a god of human parents, the reincarnation of an older deity, Ling Chu-Tzu, the “intelligent pearl.” According to tradition, his father was Li Ching, who threatened to kill his mother because she claimed she was made pregnant by the mystical actions of a Taoist priest who told her she was to bear the child of a unicorn. Na Cha is said to have fought in the Shang-Chou war on the side of the Chou dynasty circa 1027 BC. His chief adversary was the sea dragon king. Ultimately he became involved with the goddess Shih-Chi Niang Niang, accidentally killed her attendant and, in remorse, committed suicide....
God name "Na Cha/ Li No Cha" Chinese / Taoist The guardian god that was born as a god of from human parents
Deity name "Nezha" Chinese Nataku or Nata, a deity, the enfant terrible trickster, originally of Chinese mythology. His official Taoist deity name is Zhongtan Yuanshuai.
Goddess name "Nu Kua" Chinese Creator goddess. A primordial deity who may be androgynous and who engendered mankind out of lumps of yellow clay. The invention of the flute is also attributed to her. Also NuGua....
Deity name "Old Man of the Moon" Chinese Old Man of the moon. The Chinese deity who links in wedlock predestined couples.
God name "Pak Tai/ Hsuan T'ien/ Shang Ti" Chinese / Taoist An astral god of war
God name "Pan-Gu" Chinese The Chinese creator god who was born from the Cosmic Egg.
Deities name "Pao Kung" Chinese God of magistrates. Lived as a mortal from AD 999-1062 during the Sung Dynasty. Depicted with a dark face, implying impartiality, and wearing yellow and purple robes. Attributes include a wooden scepter. He is attended by two minor deities, one holding his seal of office and the other holding the rod of punishment....
"Po" Chinese In the I Ching "the full manifestation of the kwei" -- the kama-manas or animal soul. Chinese
Goddess name "Pussa" Chinese Chinese have the trible goddess Pussa.
"Qin-Guang-Wang" Chinese The ruler of the first court of Feng-Du the Chinese hell.
God name "Ryujin" Shinto / Japan dragon god. A deity controlling thunder and Rain and probably the most significant of the group of weather gods known as the RAIJIN. He is of Chinese origin and more Buddhist than Shinto. He does not appear in the sacred Shinto texts Kojiki or Nibongi, but enjoys shrines in many Shinto sanctuaries and is worshiped by farmers, particularly in times of drought. He lives in the sea, lakes and large ponds from which he ascends in mists and winds. He generates dark Rain clouds which then burst. His main festival takes place in June....
God name "San-Guan" Chinese The three gods in charge of the Chinese heaven
Goddess name "Sao Ching Niang Niang" Chinese Mother goddess. One of the “nine dark ladies” of the pantheon who adopt a protective role. She removes Rain clouds when they threaten to flood crops....
Goddess name "Sari Chou Niiarig Niiarig" Chinese Mother goddess. First deified during the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) to combat the popularity of KUAN YIN, no mortal existence is recognized for this deity who is referred to simply as “heavenly mother.” By tradition she rules over the “islands of the blessed,” the three mythical islands which are the home of the gods. She is depicted wearing a yellow robe signifying imperial rank and carries the attribute of a scepter. Typically she displays an enigmatic smile....
"Shang Kbo-SLao" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, tradition has it that he was embodied as a bat which achieved immortality in human form. His sacred animal is an ass. Attributes include drum and drumsticks.See also BA XIAN....
God name "Shang Ti" Taoist / Chinese Creator god. See also YU HUANG SHANG TI....
God name "Shei Nuig" Chinese God of Agriculture. Known as the Divine farmer. According to tradition, during his lifetime he invented the plough and taught basic Agriculture and the use of herbs. In a more destructive aspect, he is also the god of the hot winds. He is depicted with the head of an ox and is regarded by some authors as a successor to NU KUA. Also Shen Nong....
"Shong Li-Kuan" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, he was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through his lifestyle. Attributes include a fan which he waves over the dead to revive them.See also BA XIAN....
Demon name "Shong-Kui" Taoist / Chinese God of literature. According to tradition he committed suicide when he failed in his examinations. Also a guardian deity against demons, his attribute is a sword....
God name "Shou Lao" Chinese God of longevity. He originates as an astral deity but comes to head the heavenly ministry responsible for setting the span of a person's life. He is also known as Nan-ji Hsian Weng, “the ancient of the South Pole.” His sacred animal is the crane, embodiment of long life....
God name "Shou-Hsing" Chinese Chinese god of long life and old age. He was the keeper of the Book with the life spans of men.
God name "Shui-Khan" Chinese Chinese god who defends men against evil and forgives their wrongdoings.
Goddess name "Sitatara (the ‘white Tara')" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. Of mild disposition, she is regarded as one of the forms of the goddess TARA and an emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI or VAIROCANA. In later times she became identified as a female variety of AVALOKITESVARA PADMAPANI. By tradition she is the incarnation of a Chinese princess. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, blue or white lotus, bow, image of Amoghasiddhi, jewel, moon disc and rosary. Threeor seven-eyed....
God name "Sun Hou-Shi" Chinese Monkey god. He emerged from a cosmic egg conceived out of emptiness and engendered by the wind; he provides various arts and skills to mankind. According to tradition he discovered the elixir of immortality in a fruit which he consumed. Also Sun Wu-Kong....
God name "Suzaku" Chinese One of four occult Chinese gods, in the form of a red phoenix he rules over the element of fire.
God name "T'ai Shai" Chinese God. The senior deity in the heavenly ministries, he is the immediate controller of the earth and mankind. Titled the “god of the eastern peak.” Also Di Zang....
Planet name "T'ai Yi" Chinese Primordial god. The spirit of the universe who was present before the cosmos was created and who is known as the great unity. During the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) he was elevated to the head of the ranks of astral gods and he is embodied in the Pole Star, otherwise identified in Chinese mythology as the Purple Planet....
Goddess name "T'ao Hua Hiiinnui (peach blossom girl)" Chinese Goddess. The spirit of the peach blossom and the deity of the second spring month....
Spirit name "T'ien" Chinese heaven, the abode of the ancestors; when applied to the human being, spirit. Chinese
God name "T'rmi Tsui (heavenly and honored)" Taoist / Chinese Generic title of gods. The name given to each of the three holy images in a Taoist temple: the “perfect holy one,” the “highest holy one” and the “greatest holy one.” Also Tian-zhu....
God name "Tai Shan" Chinese God who is the ruler of the Seventh Court of Feng-Du, the Chinese Hell.
Planet name "Tai-Sui-Jing" Chinese God of temporal time. The apotheosis of the planet Jupiter which orbits the Sun in a twelve-year cycle....
God name "Tam Kung" Chinese Local sea god. A deity with control over Rain and water and who extinguishes fires. His worship is restricted to a coastal region between Hong Kong and Macau. According to tradition he was an eight-year-old boy emperor, the last of the Sung Dynasty, who committed suicide by jumping over a cliff in the face of Kublai Khan's advance in AD 1276. His attendant is Ho Wang, who joined him in death. A sanctuary in Coloane Town in Macau, sited at the end of a narrow peninsula, is dedicated to him....
Goddess name "Tou Mou" Chinese Goddess of measure. Usually depicted with many arms and with a caste mark on her forehead, suggesting that she derives from the goddess of the aurora, MARICI, in Indian Buddhism. She is considered to live in the constellation of Ursa major and may also be an aspect of the astral goddess TIN HAU....
Goddess name "Trmi Mu" Chinese Goddess of lightning. She is said to flash her mirror at an intended victim of the god LEI KUNG'S thunderbolts to ensure his aim....
"Tsi-tsai" Chinese The Self-existent, that which is the unknown darkness. Chinese
Goddess name "Tu (1)" Chinese Chthonic earth goddess. A fertility spirit also identified as she who was invoked to bring good harvests by phallic-shaped mounds of earth left in the fields....
Deity name "Tu Er Shen" Chinese A Chinese deity who manages the love and sex between men. His name literally means "rabbit deity".
God name "Tua Pek Kong" Chinese One of the pantheon of Malaysian Chinese Gods.
Goddess name "Tzu Sun Niangniang" Chinese Mother goddess. One of the “nine dark ladies” of the pantheon who are regarded as having a protective role. She was the mortal wife of a minor official and, having borne him five sons and two daughters, committed suicide in order to ensure her future chastity. She is invoked at weddings to provide children, especially sons, and special cakes are eaten by the bride and groom. One of her more famous sanctuaries, on the island of Taiwan, is the Yin Yang Stone....
God name "Wen-chang" Chinese God of literature and writing. Chinese
God name "Weng Shiang" Taoist / Chinese God of literature. His name tablet hangs on the wall in many Chinese houses....
God name "Wong Taisin (the great immortal Wong)" Chinese God. Probably an incarnation or avatara of the god HUANG TI (the yellow emperor), he is considered benevolent. Closely associated with a district in Kowloon which is named after him. His cult arrived in Hong Kong in 1915 from Kwangtung in the form of a painting brought by a man and his son. It was installed in a small temple in Wanchai. In 1921 a larger sanctuary was built, from public funds, facing the sea and backed by Lion Rock....
King name "Wu Guan" Chinese king of the fourth hell. Chinese
Goddess name "Xi He" Chinese Goddess of Light and Mother of the Ten Suns. Chinese
Goddess name "Xi Shi" Chinese Beautiful Goddess of Face Creams, Cosmetics and Perfumes. Chinese
Goddess name "Xi-Wang-mu" Chinese Goddess of immortality. Chinese
Spirit name "Xian" Chinese A spiritually immortal, transcendent and super-human celestial being. Chinese
"Xiling Shi" China A legendary Chinese Empress wife of the Yellow Emperor who discovered silk and invented the silk loom. China
Goddess name "Xiwangmu" Chinese The Daoist Goddess of Immortality, owner of the heavenly Peach Garden, and the queen of Paradise. Chinese
Goddess name "Yen Kuang Niang Niang" Chinese Mother goddess. One of a group of “nine dark ladies” who have a protective function. She cures the eye disease ophthalmia....
Supreme god name "Yu Huang Shang Ti" Taoist / Chinese Supreme god. He achieved paramount prominence during the Sung Dynasty and the Jade Emperor is his earthly, mortal incarnation. As a deity he is remote and out of touch with ordinary people. No iconography is applied to him and he has no physical description. He engendered the universe from chaos and is the unifying principle of the cosmos which is perceived to be divided into thirty-six heavens above the earth. Also SHANG TI; Shang Di....
God name "Yu Shih" Taoist / Chinese Rain god. The so-called “master of the Rain,” he provides Rain to ripen the harvest....
God name "Yu-Chiang" Chinese God of ocean winds. He is depicted with the body of a bird and a human face....
God name "Yu-ti" Taoist / Chinese sky god. The title by which the “Jade Emperor,” the most senior deity in the Taoist pantheon, is commonly known. He emerges as a deity circa AD 1000-1100 during the Sung Dynasty. The Chinese emperor is his earthly and more accessible incarnation.See also Yu HUANG SHANG TT....
"Yue-Laou" Chinese The old man of the moon who unites with a silken cord all predestined couples, after which nothing can prevent their union. Chinese
God name "Zhang Guo-lao" Taoist / Chinese God. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology. Once mortal beings, they achieved immortality through their lifestyle. According to tradition, Zhang Guo-lao was a bat before he took human form. Attributes include a bamboo drum and sticks and his attendant animal is an ass.See also BA XIAN....
God name "Zhong-li Quan" Taoist / Chinese God. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology. Once mortal beings, they achieved immortality through their lifestyle. Attributes include a fan.See also BA XIAN....