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ZHANG-GUOLAO

Picture of ZHANG-GUOLAO from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

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 : 11816

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Article last updated on 02 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-GUOLAO: God of Immortality from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 02 Oct. 2013. Web. 25 July 2014.

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