Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Daoist Bureaucracy Gods

Also known as San-Yan-Dadi, Sanguan Dadi, Sankuan Ta-Ti

The Three Officials of Daoism

Behind-the-scenes Gods in charge of Heaven, Earth and Sea, they maintain the balance of things in cooperation with the Sanqing. They wear nice robes, have long black false-looking beards, and sit on thrones looking very regal and wise.

If required, the Sanguan can offer happiness, forgiveness and protection from most things. But they are somewhat aloof and the bureaucracy of Daoist Heaven is not easily negotiated. However, they have a direct line to the Jade Emperor. (They appear to be speaking into microphones, but it is possible these are closed fans.)

Unless you have a Bi Disc or very good connections, we suggest you try to contact someone further down the ladder.

Sanguan Facts and Figures

Name: Sanguan
Pronunciation: Sarn Goo-arn
Alternative names: San-Yan-Dadi, Sanguan Dadi, Sankuan Ta-Ti

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

In charge of: Bureaucracy
Area of expertise: Bureaucracy

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3785

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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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