Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Rain God 🌧️

Also known as Rain Master, Yü-Shih

Master of Rain and Lord of Showers

He’s a vaguely dragon-like figure who controls the world’s rain. At least in China he does.

At a whim Yu Shi can send a light refreshing shower or dispatch a dreadful deluge. He carries a magic container of water which he gently tips in the required direction. Just a single drop is enough to cause a torrential downpour.

We are not sure what kind of container Yu Shi carries his water around in. Some sources mention a bowl or a cup, which doesn’t seem very practical to us. Surely a jug or bottle would make more sense. Possibly some form of Tupperware container?

Yu Shi is sometimes identified with another rain deity called Chisongzi. He’s also been known to join forces with the Wind God Feng Bo when a double helping of diabolical weather is required — particular when his boss, the War God Chiyou, needs a little job done. You don’t want to mess with a guy who carries a rainstorm in his Tupperware

Yu Shi Facts and Figures

Name: Yu Shi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Rain Master, Yü-Shih

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

Role: 🌧️
In charge of: Rain
Area of expertise: Rain

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 6531

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Article last revised on April 20, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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