- (Corrupt) (Developed) (Late)
Lao Tzu - Deified by imperial decree in 165 ce
Three Pure Ones
1. Jade Emperor - Resides on Jade Mountain
2. Tao Chun or Ling Pao T'ien Tsun - Lives in Middle Heaven and manipulates
the yin and the yang. Honorable Tao, Heaven's Mystic Jewel
3. Lao Tzu - Lives in Lower Heaven expounding doctrine (law)
Eighty-one levels of heavens and hells were developed
EIGHT IMMORTALS (1279 - 1368 C.E.)
Chung-li Ch'uan - symbol is the fan. He found the formula for transmuting metals and thus achieved immortality
Lü Yen - symbol is the sword. He became immortal through scholarly and ascetic practices.
Chang Kuo - A magician who rides a donkey that he can fold up like a piece of paper. (Origami)
Lan Ts'ai Ho - A woman who entertained the other immortals by playing her flute.
Han Hsiang - symbol is a basket of peaches symbolizing immortality.
Ts'ao Kuo-chiu - symbol is castanets
Ho Hsien Ku - symbol is the lotus blossom. A shopkeeper's daughter who became immortal by living on powered mother-of-pearl and moonbeams. She appears to men floating on clouds.
Li T'ieh-kuai - A beggar with an iron staff.
God of the Hearth - Tsao Shen
Guardians of the Door
City God - Chen Huang
+ Nature Gods, Dragons, Unicorns, Etc.
Feng shui wind/water
Location of Graves
Location of homes
Transmutation of metals
Positive and Negative interpretations of each