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BIAN-CHENG-WANG

Chinese Underworld God

Also known as BI-BIAN-CHENG, PIEN-CH'ENG-WANG

Ruler of the Sixth Court of Hell

The Sixth Court of FENG-DU is the place of Screaming Torture. So-called because the level of suffering is ear-piercingly extreme. Here sexual sins are dealt with by rats who gnaw at the bodily parts concerned. This is said to be excruciatingly painful.

Meanwhile, liars, gossips, slanderers, deceivers and people who twist words get the Iron Pin Punishment. This involves a large iron spike, their mouth, and a lot of agony. Other sins punished by BIAN-CHENG-WANG include drunk-driving, cruelty to animals and wasting food.

And if you have bad personal hygiene, don’t think you will escape justice. For your entire life, people have been too polite to mention that you smell like an orangutan’s laundry basket — but when you’re thrown into the Pool of Reeking Filth even you will get the message. For centuries, this pool has been full of odiferous people just like you, and the resulting stench would melt a gas mask. Ewww.

As if he wasn’t occupied enough with all this retribution, BIAN-CHENG-WANG also runs the Department of Administrative Errors. Even the Gods make mistakes, and sometimes a bureaucratic cock-up can lead to death before your allotted time. If this happens to you we suggest you remain calm and fill out the appropriate form.

BIAN-CHENG-WANG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BIAN-CHENG-WANG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Underworld
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Bee-yen Cchung Warng
Alternative names : BI-BIAN-CHENG, PIEN-CH'ENG-WANG
Popularity index : 10759

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Article last updated on 15 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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