Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Agriculture God

Also known as Hou Ji, Hou-Chi

Ancient Lord of Millet Grains and Farming

A legendary agricultural figure, he had a somewhat strange birth — his mother Jiang Yuan stepped in the footprint of the Jade Emperor and became magically pregnant. We can only assume he’d taken his socks off.

Perhaps due to his earthy conception, Houji knows everything about soil, plants and growing things — and is a real whiz with millet.

Soon everyone was growing up with growing, and so the Zhou people came into being.

Houji Facts and Figures

Name: Houji
Pronunciation: Hoh Jee
Alternative names: Hou Ji, Hou-Chi

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

In charge of: Agriculture and Farming
Area of expertise: Agriculture, Farming

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on September 25, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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