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ZHONGLI-QUAN

Chinese Weaponry God

Also known as ZHONG-LI-QUAN, ZHUAN-ZHONGLI, CHUNG-LI-CHUAN, HAN-ZHONGLI

Immortal deity of explosions

One of the EIGHT-IMMORTALS, he invented weapons of mass revelation.

Fat, bald and cheery with a long beard, he was fond of dabbling with alchemy, and became a bit of a hermit to pursue the esoteric.

His peaceful dabbling came to an end when one particularly esoteric experiment caused an explosion in his dwelling. The walls shook and a large crack appeared, exposing to view a hidden container. This contained a goodly dosage of the Elixir Of Life.

Whether it was in tablet or liquid form we can’t say, but it more than compensated for the damage. Because ZHONGLI-QUAN, who it would seem would try anything once, became an Immortal.

Perhaps because of his explosive capabilities, he is also the God of Military Operations. For some reason, his emblem is a fan made of feathers. Stylish, but not, we feel, entirely relevant.

ZHONGLI-QUAN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ZHONGLI-QUAN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Weaponry
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Jhorng Lee Choo-arn
Alternative names : ZHONG-LI-QUAN, ZHUAN-ZHONGLI, CHUNG-LI-CHUAN, HAN-ZHONGLI
Popularity index : 588
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Article last updated on 30 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Zhongli-quan: Chinese God of Weapons." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 30 Apr. 2013. Web. 20 September 2014.

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