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TAOTIE
Also known as TAO-TIE, T'AO-T'IEH, THAO-THIEH

A picture showing the legend of TAOTIE taken from our Chinese mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Chinese Gods, Chinese Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Nasty flesh-eating monsters.

Known as The Gluttons due to their habit of treating mortals as tasty morsels, these fierce monsters with vicious claws and teeth can often be found decorating ancient daggers and weapons. For obvious reasons.

The TAOTIE were ultimately punished by having their bodies taken away. They are now just heads. So if you are swallowed you can come out unscathed on the other side. If you can avoid the teeth.

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Article last updated on 15 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT TAOTIE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TAOTIE
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Taow Tee-yeh
Alternative names : TAO-TIE, T'AO-T'IEH, THAO-THIEH
Popularity index : 362

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