Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

PINGDENG WANG

Chinese Underworld God

Also known as Pingdeng Wang, King Pingdeng, Lu Pingdeng, P'ing-Teng-Wang

Ruler of the Iron Web

Ruler of the Ninth Court of Diyu, the Chinese Hell.

Here is the Hell of the Iron Web. It appears to be a wire mesh upon which you are trapped while Pingdeng Wang reviews your case. All the evidence is gathered, and your degree of penitence judged.

If you have committed one of the Ten Unpardonable Sins, there’s no hope. You are stuck in Diyu forever. And a particularly nasty bit of it too. Otherwise you are sent to Zhuanlun Wang in the Tenth Court for rebirth in a manner appropriate to your karma.

By all accounts, Pingdeng Wang is a fair-minded judge. This is a comforting thought. Although after all that punishment there may not be much of you left to judge.

Pingdeng Wang Facts and Figures

Name: Pingdeng Wang
Pronunciation: Peeng Dung Warng
Alternative names: Pingdeng Wang, King Pingdeng, Lu Pingdeng, P'ing-Teng-Wang

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

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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