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God of the Military and Weapons Chinese God Zhongli Quan Pendant #3
- God of the Military and Weapons Chinese God Zhongli Quan Pendant #3
- Measures approx. 1 3/4" x 7/8"x 3/8"
- Material: finely carved Morrisonite Jasper
- Zhongli Quan was reputed to have lived during the Zhou dynasty (1122-256 BC). Among his many powers were transmutation and the knowledge of the elixir of life. His attribute is a fan, which can bring the dead back to life.
- He is represented as a Fat Man with his bare belly showing.
- Zhongli Quan represents the military man.
- One of the Eight Immortals, he invented weapons of mass revelation.
- Fat, bald and cheery with a long beard, he was fond of dabbling with alchemy, and became a bit of a hermit to pursue the esoteric.
- His peaceful pottering around came to an end when one particularly esoteric experiment caused an explosion in his dwelling. The walls shook and a large crack appeared, exposing to view a hidden Jade container. This contained a goodly dosage of the Elixir Of Life.
- Whether it was in tablet or liquid form we can’t say, but it more than compensated for the damage. Because Zhongli Quan, who it would seem would try anything once, became an Immortal.
- Perhaps because of his explosive capabilities, he is also the God of Military Operations. For some reason, his emblem is a fan made of feathers.
- Zhongli Quan was an army marshal who on retirement took to a hermit's life in the Yangjiao mountains, Hunan. The Five Heroes taught him about immortality and how to turn copper into silver. He then produced silver which he gave to the poor. One day a wall of his house collapsed revealing a jade box containing the secrets of immortality. After a while he mastered the spells and was whisked off by a celestial crane to the land of the immortals. His magical fan has the power to bring the dead back to life. He is also known as Han Zhongli 汉钟离. He is depicted as a fat man with a bare belly carrying a feather fan and/or a peach of immortality
- Origin is China