Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

DAODE TIANZUN

Daoist Supreme God

Also known as LAO-JUN, DAO-DE-TIAN-ZONG, TAI-QING, LAO-CHUN, TAO-TE-T'IEN-TSUN

One of the Supreme Daoist Trinity

Member of the Sanqing trinity of supreme Daoist Gods.

Daode Tianzun is the deified form of Laozi, who formulated the Dao pathways and taught them to mankind. When not advising the Jade Emperor or attending Peach Banquets, he lives in the Great Pure Heaven (Tai Qing) where he refines his doctrine and contemplates the ineffable.

The Yin and Yang symbols adorn his fan of office, a measure of his importance. In fact he is held in the highest esteem and outranks even Yuanshi Tianzun, the creator of the Universe.

Daode Tianzun Facts and Figures

Name: Daode Tianzun
Pronunciation: Laow Joon
Alternative names: LAO-JUN, DAO-DE-TIAN-ZONG, TAI-QING, LAO-CHUN, TAO-TE-T'IEN-TSUN

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

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1080

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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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