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HAN-XIANGZI
Also known as HAN XIANG ZI, HAN XIANG, HAN XIANG-ZI, HAN XIANGI, HAN HSIANG TZU, HAN HSIEN TZU

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Newton-defying immortal in charge of flutes

One of the EIGHT-IMMORTALS, he is the Zero-Gravity God. HAN-XIANGZI was a highly-educated philosopher in the company of LU-DONGBIN. One day he fell out of a peach tree. What was he doing up a peach tree? If he was testing gravity, it didn't work. He fell upwards — in contravention of Gravitational Law, Section C, Paragraph 12.

As luck would have it, the peach tree just happened to be sacred. Was it the blessed Peach Tree of Immortality, which bears fruit once every 3,000 years? If so, he was a very naughty boy for climbing it.

Grabbing at a sacred branch bestowed immediate immortality. And also equipped his flute with the power of immortality-bestwoing music. Now he hangs around with the other EIGHT-IMMORTALS, playing his flute and making the most profound observations. He is also the patron of the middle classes.

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Article last updated on 07 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT HAN-XIANGZI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HAN-XIANGZI
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Harn Shee-yen Dzur
Alternative names : HAN XIANG ZI, HAN XIANG, HAN XIANG-ZI, HAN XIANGI, HAN HSIANG TZU, HAN HSIEN TZU
Popularity index : 775

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