CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

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MEN-SHEN

Chinese Security God

Three Door Guardians of fearsome aspect

A very good package deal. Protect your home or business with the Three Door Gods.

QIN-SHUBAO and HU-JINGDE stand guard on either side of the front door, while WEI-CHENG keeps watch round the back. Every home should have one. Or rather, three.

Just like modern security personnel, they have a police background. Originally high-ranking generals from the Tang Dynasty, the MEN-SHEN are mean, moody and very well armed. Their magical weapons are highly efficient — and one glance at their stern military faces keeps all but the most stout-hearted intruders at bay.

You must not call them bouncers.

MEN-SHEN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MEN-SHEN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Domestic Protection
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Mun Sshun
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3835
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Article last updated on 22 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "MEN-SHEN: God of Domestic Protection from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

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