CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

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TIAN-GU

Chinese Transformation Spirit

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!"

TIAN-GU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TIAN-GU
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Transformation
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Tee-yen Goo
Alternative names : T'IEN-KU
Popularity index : 3347
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Article last updated on 24 July 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Tian-gu: Chinese Spirit of Transformation." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 24 Jul. 2014. Web. 21 September 2014.

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