YEN-LO-WANGAlso known as BAO-YAN-LUO, YAN-LUO-WANG, YANLUO-WANG, YENG-WANG-YEH
Deity of Death and Lord of the Fifth Floor of Hell
The God of Death and Ruler of the Fifth Court of FENG-DU, the Chinese Hell.
To prevent spiritual overpopulation, the JADE-EMPEROR put QIN-GUANG-WANG in charge of Judgment and assigned YEN-LO-WANG to the Fifth Hell of Wailing, Gouging and Boiling. Once there he developed a real relish for making souls miserable, so everyone was happy again. Except the souls, of course.
As a God of some importance, YEN-LO-WANG is far more than just a dealer of boiling oil. He rules over the whole of FENG-DU and has a team of deadly assistants. His filing system contains the records of every soul, complete with their allotted death date. MONKEY once paid him a visit and wreaked havoc, but we imagine security has been tightened up since then.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Yun Lor Warng
Alternative names : BAO-YAN-LUO, YAN-LUO-WANG, YANLUO-WANG, YENG-WANG-YEH
Popularity index : 3046
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