His domain is the southern quarter of Heaven, where he rides a tiger and presides over Universal Order.
Legend tells that he was so proud of helping to establish Heaven and Earth that the authority went straight to his head. When Gonggong came along boasting of supreme magnificence it was more than his ego could bear.
After much bickering and insult-throwing, the two of them elected to settle their differences in true Godly fashion. They decided to fight it out.
The battle raged across Heaven for days, causing great uproar. Finally both Zhurong and Gonggong fell overboard and plummeted to Earth.
Gonggong admitted defeat and slunk away to kill himself, while Zhurong returned to Heaven in triumph. No-one messes with the God of Fire.
Zhurong Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Jhoo Jjorng
Alternative names: Zhu Rong, Chu-Jung
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on April 20, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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