Monday, May 25, 2009

Know your gods: Guan Gong

Guan Gong (aka Kuan Kong or Guan Di) is traditionally depicted with a red face and wielding a guan-dao, a weapon somewhat like a halberd. He's one of the most prominent deities in Chinese religion. A general who lived more than 1,800 years ago, he's worshipped by police officers, gangsters, businesspeople and others.

He's prominent in several temples, including this one.

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