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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Taoist"   (53 records)

NameOriginDescription

"Ba Xian"
China / Taoist The eight immortals. China / Taoist
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....
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"Bo Hsian"
China / Taoist God. China / Taoist
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"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....
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"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....
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"Chang Tao Ling"
Taoist / Chan God of the afterlife and head of the heavenly Ministry of exorcism. Taoist / Chan
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....
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"Chung K'uei"
China God of the afterlife who belongs to the Ministry of exorcism China / Taoist
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....
Deity name
"Daoji"
Buddhist A Buddhist monk who became a minor Taoist deity

"Han Xiang-Zhi"
China / Taoist Immortal being, there were eight. And here they are: Kao Kuo-Zhu; He Xian-Ku; Lan Kai-He; Li Thieh-Kuai; Lu Tong-Pin; Zhang Kuo-Lao; Zhong-Li Kuan. China / Taoist

"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....

"He Xian-Ku"
China One of the eight immortals, she achieved immortality through her exemplary life China / Taoist
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....
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"Ho-Po"
China God who controls all rivers but in particular, the Yellow River China / Taoist
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"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....
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"Kao Kuo-Jiu"
China Immortal being, Tutelary god of actors China / Taoist
Goddess name
"Kuan Yin"
China Benign guardian goddess, probably of India origin China / Taoist
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.
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"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....

"Lan Kai-He"
China Immortal being China / Taoist
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"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....
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"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 Thieh-Kuai"
China Immortal being China / Taoist

"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....
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....
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"Lu Tong-Pin"
China / Taoist Immortal being, he is Tutelary god of barbers. China / Taoist
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"Mu Gong"
China God of immortality China / Taoist
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"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....
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....
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"Na Cha/ Li No Cha"
Chinese / Taoist The guardian god that was born as a god of from human parents
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"Nezha"
Chinese Nataku or Nata, a deity, the enfant terrible trickster, originally of Chinese mythology. His official Taoist deity name is Zhongtan Yuanshuai.

"Pa Hsien"
China The Eight Immortals of the Taoists.
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"Pak Tai"
China Astral god of war China / Taoist
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"Pak Tai/ Hsuan T'ien/ Shang Ti"
Chinese / Taoist An astral god of war

"Pantao"
Taoist The peach of immortality that grew in the garden of Hsi wang mu, "Queen Mother of the West". When the fruit ripened every 3,000 years, the event was celebrated by a sumptuous banquet attended by the Pa Hsien the "Eight Immortals". Taoist

"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....
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"Shang Ti"
Taoist / Chinese Creator god. See also YU HUANG SHANG TI....
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"Shang Ti/ Yu Hwang-Shang"
China / Taoist He is a creator god

"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....
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"T'ai-I Tien-Tsun"
Taoist The Celestial Worthy of the Great Unity. Taoist deity that helps devotees to achieve immortality.
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"T'ien Tsun"
Taoist Applied as a title descriptive of high rank to various star gods. Taoist
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"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....

"Tai Yi Jiu Ku Tian Cun"
Taoist Tai Yi Jiu Ku Tian Cun, one of the highest rulers in the 10-stage Taoist Hell. Upon death, all human souls must appear before him to be sentenced. Taoist
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"Tien Tsun/ Tian-zhu"
China / Taoist The generic title of gods given to each of the three holy images in a Taoist temple
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"Weng Shiang"
Taoist / Chinese God of literature. His name tablet hangs on the wall in many Chinese houses....
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....
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"Yu Shih"
Taoist / Chinese Rain god. The so-called “master of the Rain,” he provides Rain to ripen the harvest....
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"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....
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"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....
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"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....