Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

JUN DI

Daoist Light Goddess

Also known as CHUN-TI

Picture of the Chinese Light Goddess Jun Di from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Goddess of Light

A lot of piggery-pokery here. She has three heads, one of which is a pig, and has a chariot which seems to be pulled by pigs (although it is claimed they are the seven stars of the Great Bear).

It all seems a bit star-spangled — Jun Di lives in the Pole Star and holds up the Sun and Moon. After this it gets a bit complicated as she also holds an amazing assortment of items from a lotus flower to a dragon’s head.

We haven’t a clue what her mission is, although she is a wise and benevolent Dao Goddess. Sailors sought her protection, so perhaps she runs a Seaman’s Mission.

Jun Di Facts and Figures

Name: Jun Di
Pronunciation: Joon Dee
Alternative names: CHUN-TI

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Light
Area of expertise: Light

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 675

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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