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GUN

Chinese Earth God

Also known as KUN

Ancient Earth God of Flood Control, Dams and Heroic Attempts

An officer of Emperor YAO in the 23rd Century B.C., GUN was given the task of controlling the Great Flood, which was more-or-less caused by the monster GONG-GONG. The job was made even harder when GONG-GONG’s evil pet serpent fought him tooth and claw.

He tried his very best by building dams of earth, but unfortunately used some Holy Soil which the King was rather keen on. As punishment, ZHU-RONG, the God of Fire, was summoned to dispatch him — and so he died with the work incomplete.

But Heaven works in mysterious ways and from his dead body sprang DA-YU.

Because of his unceasing efforts in the face of intolerable opposition, GUN was elevated to the status of a God, while his son DA-YU finished off the job.

GUN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GUN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Earth
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Goon
Alternative names : KUN
Popularity index : 4775

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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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