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ER-LANG

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Chinese Hero God

Also known as ER-LONG, ERH-LANG

Mighty Morphin' Demon Slayer

Nephew of the JADE-EMPEROR.

He specializes in outwitting demons and evil spirits. With seventy-two separate disguises in his dressing room, they seldom spot him coming.

ER-LANG was called in by Heaven to subdue the troublesome MONKEY, which he attempted to do with great confidence. But pride comes before a fall and he failed most miserably, not realizing that the Monkey King was just as adept at the seventy-two transformations and had a much bigger stick.

ER-LANG is also a mortal enemy of ZHANG-XIAN. We don’t know why, but we aim to find out. There are giveaway hints however. He has a third eye in the middle of his forehead on which an eyepatch would be out of place, and he favors a three-bladed spear and rather swirly clothes. Also his black hound will never be far away.

ER-LANG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ER-LANG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Heroics
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Uh Larng
Alternative names : ER-LONG, ERH-LANG
Popularity index : 6981

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "ER-LANG: Hero God from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 July 2014.

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