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JUN-DI

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.

JUN-DI FACTS AND FIGURES

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 : 5558

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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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