Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Daoist Supreme Gods

Also known as San Qing, San-Ch'ing, Three Pure Ones, Three Purities

Supreme Daoist Trinity

Known as The Three Pure Ones.

The name refers both to the Three Daoist Heavens and the deities ruling them. Yuanshi Tianzun is Jade Pure or the Perfect One, and does exceedingly Heavenly things in the realm of Yu-Qing, some of which may be explained under his own entry. The Jade Emperor, formerly his assistant, is now his co-ruler.

Lingbao Tianzun is High Pure or Highest Holy One in the Heaven of Shang-Qing. He does magic writing, calendars and calculators.

Daode Tianzun, Supreme Pure or Greatest Holy One, is in charge of Immortals in the third Heaven of Tai-Qing and leads the way to ‘The Way’.

Sanqing Facts and Figures

Name: Sanqing
Pronunciation: Sarn Cheeng
Alternative names: San Qing, San-Ch'ing, Three Pure Ones, Three Purities

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

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 6616

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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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