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LU-DONGBIN
Also known as LÜ DONG-BIN, LU DONG-BIN, LONG DONG-BIN, LU TUNG-PIN, LU-YAN

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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.

To escape this fate, he decided to adopt the Way (DAO) of Daoist faith, and became a buddy of ZHONGLI-QUAN, who was already treading that path.

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.

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Article last updated on 09 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT LU-DONGBIN : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : LU-DONGBIN
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 : 630

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