LU-DONGBINAlso known as LÜ DONG-BIN, LU DONG-BIN, LONG DONG-BIN, LU TUNG-PIN, LU-YAN
The scholarly second-in-command of the Eight Immortals
"Show me the Way... to the pub." He went from nerdy student to highly-exalted member of the EIGHT-IMMORTALS.LU-DONGBIN was of princely descent. In his privileged student days, he'd been given a magic sword by a passing dragon. With his background and this magic benediction he should have been riding high on the crest of a wave.
But one day, after falling asleep in an inn, he dreamt of his future life. It quickly became a nightmare. Things were going from bad to worse — and eventually he was killed by bandits.
Not only did LU-DONGBIN escape the bandits, but he became immortal. ZHONGLI-QUAN must have given him a nip of that Immortality Elixir. As a high-ranking member of the Ba Xian EIGHT-IMMORTALS Forever Club, he participated in many thrilling adventures. He also became the esteemed patron deity of scholars to help them write it all down. Moral: choose your drinking partners wisely.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Loo Dorng Been
Alternative names : LÜ DONG-BIN, LU DONG-BIN, LONG DONG-BIN, LU TUNG-PIN, LU-YAN
Popularity index : 1847
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