Chinese mythology

LEI GONG

Picture of the Chinese Thunder God Lei Gong from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Thunder God

Also known as LEI-KUNG

The Thunder God Dragon

One of the LONG-WANG.

He has blue-green skin, fangs, and rides in a chariot pulled by six boys. He’s also very noisy. But he doesn’t create thunder by roaring or growling. Not him. His ear-splitting bangs are made with a hammer and chisel. We hope that doesn’t spoil the magic for you.

His wife TIAN-MU creates the lightning, and their son LEIZHENZI was born after LEI GONG caused a thunderclap to crack open an egg. So be on your guard if you’re ever making omelets during a storm.

Lei Gong Facts and Figures

Name: Lei Gong
Pronunciation: Lay Gorng
Alternative names: LEI-KUNG

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Thunder
Area of expertise: Thunder

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 15856

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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