Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese War God

Also known as Chang-Fei

Picture of the Chinese War God Zhang Fei from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Crusading God of Butchers

He’s very butch, being eight-foot tall with a pantherish face, a roaring voice and mad staring eyes.

As told in Romance Of The Three Kingdoms, he was one of the Three Brothers of the Peach Orchard along with Guan Yu and Liu Bei.

The three of them were a sort of Dynamic Duo plus one, or less than half of a Magnificent Seven. Pledging to save the Empire from rebels and war, they plunged into the fray and performed many mighty deeds.

Zhang Fei himself was a meat distributor by trade. He started out with animals and ended up with humans, but the principle is the same.

A large, bellowing butcher of a general, he charged in regardless of danger, lost his temper every sixteen minutes and was liable to explode with fury whenever an underling dared to speak. Little wonder that Zhang Fei was eventually killed by his own men. Steer well clear of sausages from now on.

Zhang Fei Facts and Figures

Name: Zhang Fei
Pronunciation: Jharng Fay
Alternative names: Chang-Fei

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

In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on September 25, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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