Nezha Teenage Chinese God Who Protects Drivers, Teenagers and Misfits Pendant #2
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- Nezha Teenage Chinese God Who Protects Drivers, Teenagers and Misfits Pendant #2
- Measures approx. 1 5/8" x 1 1/16"x 3/8"
- Material: finely carved Morrisonite Jasper
- Nezha is a Patron Saint of sorts for misfits in society and is especially popular among teenagers. Since he travels around on fiery wheels, he’s also a favorite among taxi drivers and other professional drivers.
- Nezha is a prominent figure in Chinese culture and has been featured in a number of TV shows, movies and songs. Perhaps most notably, he was the subject of the popular animated children’s TV show, The Legend of Nezha. He was also featured in Dragon Ball as Chiaotzu and is a character in the video game, Warframe.
- Nezha (哪吒) is a teenage protective deity in Chinese mythology with a rebellious streak who protects teenagers and professional drivers.
- In Chinese mythology, Nezha (哪吒) is a precocious teenage Deity who serves as a Patron Saint of young adults. After gestating in his mother’s womb for three years and six months, Nezha was born with superhuman strength and the ability to speak. His Chinese myth is based off of the Hindu god, Nalakuvara.
- Nezha’s name was originally borrowed from the Hindu god, Nalakuvara, and transliterated in Chinese to Nàluójiūpóluó (那羅鳩婆羅.) Over the years, his name was eventually corrupted and shortened down to Nǎzhā (哪吒), and subsequently romanized to Nezha.
- Nezha is always depicted as a teenage youth who wears his hair wrapped up in a warrior’s bun. He’s typically shown wielding a large spear while wearing the Wind Fire Wheels on his feet.
- Nezha was born to a military commander named Li Jing (who’s also known as the “Pagoda-Wielding Heavenly King”) and a woman called Lady Yin. Nezha has two older brothers named Jinzha and Muzha. The middle brother, Muzha, is eventually murdered by Nezha while trying to defend his father against his younger brother. His eldest brother, Jinzha, becomes a disciple of the Bodhisattva Wenshu Guangfa Tianzun who would later stop Nezha from killing his father.
- Nezha’s story is meant to be an example of filial piety and show that children must respect their parents, no matter the reason or cost to one’s personal pride.
- Origin is China