CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

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SAN-GUAN

Chinese Bureaucracy Gods

Also known as SAN-GUAN-DADI, SANKUAN TA-TI, SAN-YAN-DADI

The Three Officials of Daoism

Behind-the-scenes Gods in charge of Heaven, Earth and Sea, they maintain the balance of things in cooperation with the SAN-QING. They wear nice robes, have long black false-looking beards, and sit on thrones looking very regal and wise.

If required, the SAN-GUAN can offer happiness, forgiveness and protection from most things. But they are somewhat aloof and the bureaucracy of DAOist Heaven is not easily negotiated. However, they have a direct line to the JADE-EMPEROR. (They appear to be speaking into microphones, but it is possible these are closed fans.)

Unless you have a PI-DISC or very good connections, we suggest you try to contact someone further down the ladder.

SAN-GUAN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SAN-GUAN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Bureaucracy
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Sarn Goo-arn
Alternative names : SAN-GUAN-DADI, SANKUAN TA-TI, SAN-YAN-DADI
Popularity index : 4908
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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. "San-guan: Chinese Gods of Bureaucracy (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 17 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 October 2014.

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