Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Protection Gods

Also known as Heng Ha Erh Chiang, Hengha Erjiang

Two deadly Door Gods of heavy breathing

General Ha and General Heng are two protective deities who guard doorways, entrances and gates.

They are well known across China and beyond. You will see their effigies standing outside many temples and shrines. It is not easy to ignore their rather warped and strained features — the effects of their special heavy breathing techniques.

General Heng — Hengjiang — breathes inwards so strongly that light beams shoot from his nostrils. While General Ha — Hajiang — expells poisonous breath through his mouth with deadly force.

The two generals are popular in Taoist and Buddhist circles, and could really revolutionize your home security if you were willing to overlook the occasional bad breath hurricane and laser bolt sneeze.

Heng Ha Er Jiang Facts and Figures

Name: Heng Ha Er Jiang
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Heng Ha Erh Chiang, Hengha Erjiang

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

In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 3103

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Article last revised on April 20, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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