Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

SONGDI WANG

Chinese Underworld God

Also known as Songdi Wang, King Songdi, Yu Songdi, Sung-Ti-Wang

Wielder of the Black Rope

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

Here you’ll find the punishment of the Black Rope, where escaped prisoners, drug addicts, blasphemers and murderers are hung upside-down. That might not sound too bad, until you discover that crushed knees, skinning and eyeball torture are part of the bargain.

Songdi Wang also punishes tomb raiders, who are slowly fried over a copper griddle. Lara Croft had better watch out.

Songdi Wang Facts and Figures

Name: Songdi Wang
Pronunciation: Sorng Dee Warng
Alternative names: Songdi Wang, King Songdi, Yu Songdi, Sung-Ti-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
Popularity index: 824

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

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