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ZHANG-FEI

Picture of the Chinese War God ZHANG-FEI from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Chinese War God

Also known as CHANG-FEI

Crusading God of Butchers

He’s very butch, being eight-foot tall with a pantherish face, a roaring voice and mad staring eyes.

As told in Romance Of The Three Kingdoms, he was one of the Three Brothers of the Peach Orchard along with GUAN-YU and LIU-BEI.

The three of them were a sort of Dynamic Duo plus one, or less than half of a Magnificent Seven. Pledging to save the Empire from rebels and war, they plunged into the fray and performed many mighty deeds.

ZHANG-FEI himself was a meat distributor by trade. He started out with animals and ended up with humans, but the principle is the same.

A large, bellowing butcher of a general, he charged in regardless of danger, lost his temper every sixteen minutes and was liable to explode with fury whenever an underling dared to speak. Little wonder that ZHANG-FEI was eventually killed by his own men. Steer well clear of sausages from now on.

ZHANG-FEI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ZHANG-FEI
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : War
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Jharng Fay
Alternative names : CHANG-FEI
Popularity index : 11352
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Article last updated on 08 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Zhang-fei: Chinese God of War (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 08 Oct. 2013. Web. 1 October 2014.

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