The Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom...


Picture of the Chinese Light Goddess JUN-DI from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Light Goddess

Also known as CHUN-TI

Goddess of Light

A lot of piggery-pokery here. She has three heads, one of which is a pig, and has a chariot which seems to be pulled by pigs (although it is claimed they are the seven stars of the Great Bear).

It all seems a bit star-spangled — JUN-DI lives in the Pole Star and holds up the Sun and Moon. After this it gets a bit complicated as she also holds an amazing assortment of items from a lotus flower to a dragon’s head.

We haven’t a clue what her mission is, although she is a wise and benevolent DAO Goddess. Sailors sought her protection, so perhaps she runs a Seaman’s Mission.


Name : JUN-DI
Location : China
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Light
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Joon Dee
Alternative names : CHUN-TI
Popularity index : 5448
Share this page:
Link to this page (HTML anchor tag):

Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Jun-di: Chinese Goddess of Light (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 22 September 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