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Also known as CHANG-FEI

A picture showing the legend of ZHANG-FEI taken from our Chinese mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Chinese Gods, Chinese Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

God of Butchers. And 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.

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Article last updated on 12 November 2005
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 : Jharng Fay
Alternative names : CHANG-FEI
Popularity index : 664

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