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PING-DENG-WANG

Chinese Underworld God

Also known as LU-PING-DEN, P'ING-TENG-WANG

Ruler of the Iron Web

Ruler of the Ninth Court of FENG-DU, the Chinese Hell.

Here is the Hell of the Iron Web. It appears to be a wire mesh upon which you are trapped while PING-DENG-WANG reviews your case. All the evidence is gathered, and your degree of penitence judged.

If you have committed one of the Ten Unpardonable Sins, there’s no hope. You are stuck in FENG-DU forever. And a particularly nasty bit of it too. Otherwise you are sent to ZHUANG-LUN-WANG in the Tenth Court for rebirth in a manner appropriate to your karma.

By all accounts, PING-DENG-WANG is a fair-minded judge. This is a comforting thought. Although after all that punishment there may not be much of you left to judge.

PING-DENG-WANG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : PING-DENG-WANG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Underworld
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Peeng Dung Warng
Alternative names : LU-PING-DEN, P'ING-TENG-WANG
Popularity index : 4696

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "PING-DENG-WANG: God of the Underworld from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 17 Jan. 2014. Web. 26 July 2014.

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