Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Daoist legendary mortal

Also known as Lieh Yü-K'ou, Lieh-Tzu, Liezi

A Sage of Dao

There are moments of acute humbleness when we need to back away from glory and radiance, and go back to our roots. You can’t go back further than this Daoist sage who lived during the Warring States Period of China’s history (476-221 BC)

Lie Yukou lived very humbly with vegetables for forty years on some sort of allotment. This is probably the first recorded pairing of sage and onions. You never saw him trudge back and forth however, because he could hitch a ride on the wind.

He may not have been a God but wisdom from above filtered through him. You can’t ignore his utterance “Saying nothing and knowing nothing, there is in reality nothing that a man does not say, nothing that a man does not know.”

Profound or what?

Lie Yukou Facts and Figures

Name: Lie Yukou
Pronunciation: Lee-yeh Dzur
Alternative names: Lieh Yü-K'ou, Lieh-Tzu, Liezi

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2708

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Article last revised on April 22, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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