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SONG-JIANG

Picture of the Chinese Theft God SONG-JIANG from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Theft God

Also known as SUNG-CHIANG

God of Thieves and Whistleblowers

Who says crime doesn’t pay? After breaking every law imaginable, he went straight to FENG-DU, the Chinese Hell. YEN-LO-WANG, the God of Death, was shocked at his blatant naughtiness and booked him into every torture chamber available.

But then SONG-JIANG spoke up. "You may think I was evil, but all the bureaucrats in my province are ten times worse. I was only following their example." He then proceeded to give names, places and dates.

This evidence convicted many high-ranking officials and filled FENG-DU’s punishment zone to overflowing. The Gods were most pleased, gave him a free pardon and elevated him to deity status.

Thus by becoming an informant and supergrass, he scammed his way into the job he now holds. The perfect crime.

SONG-JIANG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SONG-JIANG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Thieves and Robbers
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Sorng Jee-yeng
Alternative names : SUNG-CHIANG
Popularity index : 2787

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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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