Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

DI KU

Chinese Music God

Also known as Ti K'u

God-Emperor of Music

One of the Wu Di Five Emperors, he is best known for inventing a number of musical instruments including drums, bells and wind instruments.

Actually he did not so much invent them as order them to be invented by someone else. He was too busy riding around on his dragon.

He was popular for thousands of years, until one day the rock guitar sound was introduced to China and that was the end of his album sales.

Di Ku Facts and Figures

Name: Di Ku
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ti K'u

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

In charge of: Music
Area of expertise: Music

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 566

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

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