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ZHU-RONG

Chinese Fire God

Also known as CHU-JUNG, CHU-JONG

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 GONG-GONG 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 ZHU-RONG and GONG-GONG fell overboard and plummeted to Earth.

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

ZHU-RONG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ZHU-RONG
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Fire
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Jhoo Jjorng
Alternative names : CHU-JUNG, CHU-JONG
Popularity index : 8965
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Zhu-rong: Chinese God of Fire (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 2 October 2014.

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