Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Insect God

Also known as Ba Ja, Ba Zha Yeh, Bazha, Pa Cha

God of Locust Protection

He defends against plagues of locusts and grasshopper invasions.

This dear old Mongolian general with a splendid record was rewarded in extreme old age with the job of Celestial Scarecrow. Or Scarelocust in this case.

His new uniform included an eagle’s beak, talons and a blue skin, but he was allowed to keep his general’s cloak.

Ba Zha’s image was put on poles and was not always very effective as he was inclined to doze off. But as a Worzel Gummidge sort of God he is regarded with great affection.

Ba Zha Facts and Figures

Name: Ba Zha
Pronunciation: Bar Jar
Alternative names: Ba Ja, Ba Zha Yeh, Bazha, Pa Cha

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

In charge of: Insects
Area of expertise: Insects

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 7083

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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