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HAN-XIANGZI

Picture of the Chinese Music God HAN-XIANGZI from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Music God

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

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.

HAN-XIANGZI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HAN-XIANGZI
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Music
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
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Article last updated on 07 May 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Han-xiangzi: Chinese God of Music." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 07 May. 2013. Web. 16 September 2014.

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