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Picture of the Chinese Security Deity CHENG-HUANG from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Security Deity

Also known as CH'ENG-HUANG

Protective Town Gods in charge of buildings and bureaucracy

Every district has its own CHENG-HUANG to guard against earthquakes, cracked paving and other disasters.

A sort of building surveyor God, your local CHENG-HUANG probably has a desk at the Town or City Hall, but can only be contacted if your phone has a star key. In case of emergency, the TU-DI Repairs Team are standing by — waiting for someone to hand them the correct form.

As representatives of the JADE-EMPEROR, they may seem unreachable and aloof, but they’re doing their best. It’s not easy keeping track of collapsed chimneys, abandoned bicycles, busted street lamps and potholes in the road. Especially at the weekend.

Like most Public Servant Gods in China, the CHENG-HUANG are sticklers for paperwork. All complaints and damage reports must be submitted on the correct form. Even departing souls are required to fill out a form before their journey to Heaven is expedited.


Pronunciation : Chhung Hwarng
Alternative names : CH'ENG-HUANG
Location : China
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : deity

In charge of : Domestic Protection
God of : Security, Domestic Protection

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 10401

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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