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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 LEI-ZHENZI 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
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Thunder
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Lay Gorng
Alternative names : LEI-KUNG
Popularity index : 6486

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Article last updated on 14 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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