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DI-JUN

Chinese God

Also known as DIJUN

God of the East and Father of the Ten Suns

He got together with XI-HE, Goddess of the Sun, and she gave birth to Ten Suns who took it in turns to run the sky chariot.

In the old Chinese ten-day week, one Sun would appear in the sky each day before heading home for the weekend. But they became bored with their regular routine, ran riot and all leapt into the sky at once.

This caused global scorching of a holocaustic nature, and the Emperor YAO was very cross. DI-JUN was told in no uncertain terms to take his delinquent children in hand.

But they were having far too much fun dancing around the sky to take any notice of dad. So DI-JUN decided on the Short Sharp Shock approach and went off to have a word with YI, the Great Archer...

DI-JUN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DI-JUN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Dee Joon
Alternative names : DIJUN
Popularity index : 6401

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Article last updated on 14 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "DI-JUN: God from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 23 July 2014.

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