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.
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. "LEI-GONG: God of Thunder from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 July 2014.