Chinese mythology

ZHURONG

Chinese Fire God

Also known as Zhu Rong, Chu-Jung

God of Fire and Heavenly Executioner

His domain is the southern quarter of Heaven, where he rides a tiger and presides over Universal Order.

Legend tells that he was so proud of helping to establish Heaven and Earth that the authority went straight to his head. When GONGGONG came along boasting of supreme magnificence it was more than his ego could bear.

After much bickering and insult-throwing, the two of them elected to settle their differences in true Godly fashion. They decided to fight it out.

The battle raged across Heaven for days, causing great uproar. Finally both ZHURONG and GONGGONG fell overboard and plummeted to Earth.

GONGGONG admitted defeat and slunk away to kill himself, while ZHURONG returned to Heaven in triumph. No-one messes with the God of Fire.

Zhurong Facts and Figures

Name: Zhurong
Pronunciation: Jhoo Jjorng
Alternative names: Zhu Rong, Chu-Jung

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 25165

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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