Buddhist Mythology

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Chinese Underworld God

Also known as Di Zang Wang, Dizang Wang Pusa, Ti-Tsang Wang

Underworld God of Ghosts

He was a monk who liked to sit upright in his own coffin at night. When he died no one noticed and his body did not decompose.

There was a lot of confusion because his mother was already locked in the Underworld (Diyu) for eating meat, and what with a similar name he ended up there as well.

There he made himself an absolute and utter nuisance. He banged on doors, refused to stay in his cell, got up petitions, had banquets instead of hunger strikes and demanded the release of his mother.

He was so disruptive and made the inmates so rebellious there was only one thing to do — make him the Governor.

Now he could go his own eccentric way. His mother was released as some sort of animal, probably carnivorous, and many new posts were created including two Ghosts of Impermanence.

There have been no reports of any riots. Once your body has been found there is no call for further body searches.

See also Mulian.

Dizang Wang Facts and Figures

Name: Dizang Wang
Pronunciation: Dee Karng Warng
Alternative names: Di Zang Wang, Dizang Wang Pusa, Ti-Tsang Wang

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

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on November 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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