CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom...

 


Share this page with other mortals!

Permalink:

ZHANG-GUOLAO

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

Chinese Immortality God

Also known as ZHANG-GUO-LAO, CHANG-KUO-LAO

Paper-folding Immortal

One of the EIGHT-IMMORTALS. He’s the original black belt at Origami.

This splendid old character did it his way. He simply refused to die. He did drop dead once, but just got up again and carried on as if nothing had happened. That’s the kind of never-say-die spirit we approve of.

Furthermore, he had an amazing magic donkey which could be folded up like a piece of paper when not in use. No parking fines for him.

ZHANG-GUOLAO is now revered as the patron of the elderly. If only he would turn his thoughts to paper airplanes, he could revolutionize the aeronautics industry.

ZHANG-GUOLAO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ZHANG-GUOLAO
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Immortality
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Jharng Gwor Laow
Alternative names : ZHANG-GUO-LAO, CHANG-KUO-LAO
Popularity index : 12316

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.


.

Article last updated on 02 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page


The Gods told us to do it. Go to top

INTRO
Introduction to the Chinese section

EXPLORE
Browse our entries on Chinese mythology

FIND GODS
Search the Holy Database of All Known Gods

A-Z INDEX
List of deity names from Chinese mythology