Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Alcohol God

Also known as Yi Di, Yi Ti

Deity of Wine and Alcohol

It seems he was prompted by Emperor Yu’s daughter, who wanted to present her father with a gift.

So Yidi decided to concoct a wonderful beverage. After much experimentation and fermentation, he arrived at the perfect brew. It was ricey, spicy, and very nicey.

He offered it to the Emperor, who thought it was delicious but far too potent. “Of course I can handle my alcohol,” said the Emperor, “but what of future Emperors? A sozzled ruler would be very bad for business.”

Consequently Yidi was banned from making any more, but that didn’t stop him reaching Godly status. There must have been a lot of bootleggers in the 23rd Century BC.

Yidi Facts and Figures

Name: Yidi
Pronunciation: Yee Dee
Alternative names: Yi Di, Yi Ti

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

In charge of: Alcohol
Area of expertise: Alcohol

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 6629

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Article last revised on April 21, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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