The Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom...


Chinese Creator God

Also known as HUN-TUN

Ancient God of Chaos and Creation

This is a whodunnit — or rather a hundunnit. Ruling the Center of the Universe must have been a little tricky without eyes, nose, mouth, or indeed any orifice at all. Was he an egg (cosmic of course)?

The pre-emptive Emperor before there were any empires, he was an implosion of orifices without substance, a faceless bird-like entity, and a representation of Chaos.

His fellow rulers from across the sea felt sorry for him and decided to give him a few useful apertures. Much time was spent boring experimental holes and drilling features into his face.

Finally their work was done, and very good it was too. Unfortunately, the strain of this primitive cosmetic surgery without anesthetic was too much for HUN-DUN and he keeled over, dead.

This ancient legend probably has much to say about the symbolism of applying Order to Chaos. But we’ll let you figure that out yourselves. Answers in a fortune cookie please.


Name : HUN-DUN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Hoon Doon
Alternative names : HUN-TUN
Popularity index : 6554
Share this page:
Link to this page (HTML anchor tag):

Article last updated on 14 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Hun-dun: Chinese God of Creation (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 October 2014.

Permissions page

The Gods told us to do it. Go to top

Introduction to the Chinese section

Browse our entries on Chinese mythology

Search the Holy Database of All Known Gods

List of names from Chinese mythology