Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

LI SI

Chinese legendary mortal

Also known as LI-SZU

Hateful book-burning Chinese demon

Not a God. A demon. He’s the Qin Dynasty official responsible for burning untold numbers of priceless ancient books.

He did this in a bid to destroy Daoist and Confucian ideas which clashed with his own rather nasty brand of Legalist domination.

Chinese culture has mourned the loss of this precious literature ever since. Worst still, Li Si was possibly re-incarnated as Chairman Mao Zedong, who went on an even worse rampage during the Cultural Revolution.

Li Si Facts and Figures

Name: Li Si
Pronunciation: Lee Sur
Alternative names: LI-SZU

Gender: Male
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 521

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Article last revised on November 03, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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