Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

WEI CHENG

Chinese Security God

Also known as WEI-CH'ENG, WE-JENG

Backdoor Security God

One of the Men Shen.

Like his military comrades, he stands guard in the doorway, defending it against evil spirits and burglars. Unlike them he works round the back of the property and is not nearly so visible.

As most intruders automatically make for the back entrance, you’d think he’d be more popular, but the other two tend to steal the limelight.

Wei Cheng Facts and Figures

Name: Wei Cheng
Pronunciation: Way Cchung
Alternative names: WEI-CH'ENG, WE-JENG

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

In charge of: Domestic Protection
Area of expertise: Security, Domestic Protection

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 535

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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