Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

AO RUN

Chinese Sea God

Also known as Áo Rùn, Ao Jun

Picture of the Chinese Sea God Ao Run from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Two-faced Dragon Lord in charge of the Western Ocean

One of the Long Wang Dragon Kings, he’s in charge of the Western Sea. He got short-changed there as there isn’t one. Only a large lake known as The Green Sea.

When the newly be-weaponed Monkey threatened to cause trouble in the Underwater Palace, Ao Run had a bright idea. He smiled sweetly, gave him a little present and then complained furiously to the Jade Emperor behind his back. Heavenly retribution was swift.

Ao Run Facts and Figures

Name: Ao Run
Pronunciation: Aow Joon
Alternative names: Áo Rùn, Ao Jun

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

In charge of: the Ocean
Area of expertise: Sea, Seas, Ocean, Oceans

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1609

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Article last revised on September 25, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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