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ZHOU-WANG

Chinese Discord God

Also known as CHOU-WANG, JOU-WANG, TCHEOU WANG

Chinese God of Sodomy

Emperor Zhao, last ruler of the Shang Dynasty, was much given to cruelty and debauchery. His favorite pastime was forcing slaves to swim naked in a wine-filled lake. (Which doesn’t actually sound too bad to us. Maybe it was a bad vintage.)

When finally overthrown (despite the aid of CAI-SHEN in warrior mode) he went to Heaven to put in his immortality claim. There was nothing remotely suitable, so the Heavenly Judges had to create a post specially for him: God of Sodomy.

To curtail his activities he was only granted a single temple at Weihui in Henan. It’s still there to this day, and you can worship there — if you really wish to.

ZHOU-WANG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ZHOU-WANG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Strife
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Jhoh Warng
Alternative names : CHOU-WANG, JOU-WANG, TCHEOU WANG
Popularity index : 9172

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Article last updated on 09 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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