Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

LIU BEI

Chinese Hero God

Also known as LIU-PEI, LIU-XUAN-DE, XUANDE

God of Shoes and Heroics

Although a shoemaker and weaver by trade, he was actually a distant relative of Han Dynasty Emperor Liu. In that troubled time of rebellion and civil war, friends in high places were of no avail. Still, he thought, at least everyone needs shoes.

As all hell broke out across the country, with rebels and war all over the place, Liu Bei swore a mighty oath to defend his Emperor. As told in Romance Of The Three Kingdoms, he joined forces with Zhang Fei and Guan Yu and became an one of the Three Peach Orchard Brothers — and an instant hero.

Liu Bei was tall, extremely good-looking, and, thanks to the fortuitous positioning of his eyeballs, blessed with amazing eyesight. (Not only X-ray vision, but Y and Z-vision too.)

But for such a mighty warrior, he was modest and kindly, which made him all the more popular.

Liu Bei Facts and Figures

Name: Liu Bei
Pronunciation: Lee-yoo Bay
Alternative names: LIU-PEI, LIU-XUAN-DE, XUANDE

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

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1077

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Article last revised on September 25, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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