Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

MEN SHEN

Chinese Security God

Also known as Men-shen, Menshen

Three Door Guardians of fearsome aspect

A very good package deal. Protect your home or business with the Three Door Gods.

Qin Shubao and Yuchi Jingde stand guard on either side of the front door, while Wei Cheng keeps watch round the back. Every home should have one. Or rather, three.

Just like modern security personnel, they have a police background. Originally high-ranking generals from the Tang Dynasty, the Men Shen are mean, moody and very well armed. Their magical weapons are highly efficient — and one glance at their stern military faces keeps all but the most stout-hearted intruders at bay.

You must not call them bouncers.

Men Shen Facts and Figures

Name: Men Shen
Pronunciation: Mun Sshun
Alternative names: Men-shen, Menshen

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

In charge of: Domestic Protection
Area of expertise: Security, Domestic Protection

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 703

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

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