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DI-KANG-WANG
Also known as TI-K'ANG-WANG

Underworld God of Ghosts.

He was a monk who liked to sit upright in his own coffin at night. When he died no one noticed and his body did not decompose.

There was a lot of confusion because his mother was already locked in the Underworld (FENG-DU) for eating meat, and what with a similar name he ended up there as well.

There he made himself an absolute and utter nuisance. He banged on doors, refused to stay in his cell, got up petitions, had banquets instead of hunger strikes and demanded the release of his mother.

He was so disruptive and made the inmates so rebellious there was only one thing to do — make him the Governor.

Now he could go his own eccentric way. His mother was released as some sort of animal, probably carnivorous, and many new posts were created including two Ghosts of Impermanence.

There have been no reports of any riots, and once your body has been found there is no call for further body searches.

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Article last updated on 15 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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ABOUT DI-KANG-WANG : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : DI-KANG-WANG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Dee Karng Warng
Alternative names : TI-K'ANG-WANG
Popularity index : 295

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