Who says crime doesn’t pay? After breaking every law imaginable, he went straight to Diyu, the Chinese Hell. Yanluo Wang, the God of Death, was shocked at his blatant naughtiness and booked him into every torture chamber available.
But then Song Jiang spoke up. “You may think I was evil, but all the bureaucrats in my province are ten times worse. I was only following their example.” He then proceeded to give names, places and dates.
This evidence convicted many high-ranking officials and filled Diyu’s punishment zone to overflowing. The Gods were most pleased, gave him a free pardon and elevated him to deity status.
Thus by becoming an informant and supergrass, he scammed his way into the job he now holds. The perfect crime.
Song Jiang Facts and Figures
Name: Song Jiang
Pronunciation: Sorng Jee-yeng
Alternative names: Sung-Chiang
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Thieves and Robbers
Area of expertise: Thieves, Theft
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2003
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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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