Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom


Chinese Underworld God

Also known as Chuan-Lun-Wang, King Zhuanlun, Xue Zhuanlun

DJ Death and disc-spinning Ruler of the Final Court of Hell

He presides over the Tenth and final Court of Diyu, the Chinese Hell, and operates the spinning disc of reincarnation.

After suffering the most awful torture for your earthly crimes, you will no doubt be extremely glad to get here. Escape! Freedom! At least, of a sort. Taking into account your crimes and repentance, Zhuanlun Wang will decide what form your next incarnation will take.

Most people will go up or down a few rungs of the spiritual ladder. Most people are reborn into a situation not too different from their previous one. But if there’s still too much evil in your soul, you may find yourself reborn as an ape, a dog, a pig or even a slug. We’re surprised facts like these are not more widely publicized. It would greatly reduce the crime rate.

Once Zhuanlun Wang has decided your fate, along comes Meng Po with her Tea of Forgetfulness. One sip and you lose all memory of your previous life. You also forget your time in Hell, which means you are free to make the same mistakes all over again in your next life. Some help, huh?

Then you are strapped to the Wheel of Life and taken for a spin by your very own spiritual disc jockey. After a short pep talk, you are sent wheeling into your next incarnation. And the very best of luck.

Zhuanlun Wang Facts and Figures

Name: Zhuanlun Wang
Pronunciation: Jhoo-arng Loon Warng
Alternative names: Chuan-Lun-Wang, King Zhuanlun, Xue Zhuanlun

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

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

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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