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TIAN-GU
Also known as T'IEN-KU

The white-headed Celestial Dog.

He has 72 different transmogrifications at his command to drive away evil spirits. They say every dog has its day, but this one has 'dog of the day' days every day.

We understand he appears in the sky when a baby boy is due to be born. ZHANG-XIAN, the God of Birth, can fire an arrow at him upon request. This ensures that "it's a boy!"

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Article last updated on 16 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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ABOUT TIAN-GU : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TIAN-GU
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Tee-yen Goo
Alternative names : T'IEN-KU
Popularity index : 188

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