Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

TAOTIE

Chinese Demon

Also known as T'ao-T'ieh, Tao-Tie, Thao-Thieh

Picture of the Chinese Demon Taotie from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Nasty flesh-eating monsters

Known as The Gluttons due to their habit of treating mortals as tasty morsels, these fierce monsters with vicious claws and teeth can often be found decorating ancient daggers and weapons. For obvious reasons.

The Taotie were ultimately punished by having their bodies taken away. They are now just heads. So if you are swallowed you can come out unscathed on the other side. If you can avoid the teeth.

Taotie Facts and Figures

Name: Taotie
Pronunciation: Taow Tee-yeh
Alternative names: T'ao-T'ieh, Tao-Tie, Thao-Thieh

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2634

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

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