It may seem unlikely, but he started out as a soldier in the Tang Dynasty (8th Century AD), became a mighty general, rose to become one China’s greatest military figures, and ended up as a God having nothing to do with any of that at all.
It seems that Zhinü, the Goddess of Weaving, dropped in one afternoon as he was celebrating her feast day. Tired of wars and wanting to settle down, he asked her for riches and happiness.
She was happy to oblige — and gave him Godly status, star status and honor into the bargain. He is now very happy indeed, and spends most of his time in the company of fellow Good Fortune Gods the Sanxing, especially with (or possibly under the name of) Fuxing.
Guo Ziyi Facts and Figures
Name: Guo Ziyi
Pronunciation: Gwor Dzur Yee
Alternative names: Chung-Wu, Kuo-Tzu-I, Zhongwu
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Wealth
Area of expertise: Wealth
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1350
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Article last revised on April 21, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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