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LIU-BEI

Chinese Hero God

Also known as LIU-PEI, LIU-XUAN-DE, XUANDE

God of Shoes and Heroics

Although a shoemaker and weaver by trade, he was actually a distant relative of Han Dynasty Emperor Liu. In that troubled time of rebellion and civil war, friends in high places were of no avail. Still, he thought, at least everyone needs shoes.

As all hell broke out across the country, with rebels and war all over the place, LIU-BEI swore a mighty oath to defend his Emperor. As told in Romance Of The Three Kingdoms, he joined forces with ZHANG-FEI and GUAN-YU and became an one of the Three Peach Orchard Brothers — and an instant hero.

LIU-BEI was tall, extremely good-looking, and, thanks to the fortuitous positioning of his eyeballs, blessed with amazing eyesight. (Not only X-ray vision, but Y and Z-vision too.)

But for such a mighty warrior, he was modest and kindly, which made him all the more popular.

LIU-BEI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LIU-BEI
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Heroics
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Lee-yoo Bay
Alternative names : LIU-PEI, LIU-XUAN-DE, XUANDE
Popularity index : 9054
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Liu-bei: Chinese Hero God (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 23 September 2014.

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