Thursday, September 11, 2008

Han Zhongli

Zhongli Quan is one of the most ancient of the Eight Immortals and the of the group. He is also known as Zhongli of Han because he was born in the Han Dynasty. He possesses a which has the magical ability of reviving the dead.


Born in Yantai , Zhongli Quan was once a general serving the Han Dynasty. According to legends, bright beams of light filled the labour room during his . After birth he did not stop crying until seven full days had passed.

In Daoism, he is known as "正陽祖師" , literally the True-Yang First-Master. He is also called "Master of the Cloud-Chamber" in accounts describing his encounter with Lü Dongbin before achieving immortality.

He has a rare two-character , Zhongli .


Usually depicted with his chest and belly bare and holding a fan.

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