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WEN-CHANG

Picture of the Chinese Literature God WEN-CHANG from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese Literature God

Also known as WEN CH'ANG

God of Literature

The DAOist God of Books and Writing. But only in Chinese.

He started out as Zhang Ya Zi, a Zhou Dynasty sage who could predict the future and perform great transformations. With his superior knowledge of The Way (DAO), he was elevated to Heaven and now sits enthroned in the Big Dipper (Plough).

WEN-CHANG is also a God of Education and Learning, helping students and blessing schools. It’s easy to get on his good side: all you need to do is love books.

His attendants KUI-XING and ZHU-YI stand beside him in the Heavenly hot seat. One is deaf and the other is mute, so try and get a direct line.

WEN-CHANG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : WEN-CHANG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Words and Writing
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Wun Ccharng
Alternative names : WEN CH'ANG
Popularity index : 9356

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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