Door Guardians/Gods of the Han Chiang Temple, George Town, Penang   Leave a comment


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Door Guardians/Gods of the Han Chiang Ancestral Temple, George Town, Penang
Han Chiang Ancestral Temple is the Ancestral Temple of the Penang Teochew Association. It is located along Chulia Street, a road away from our Lim Clansmen Temple at Ah Quee Street.

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From Wikipedia:-

List of door gods

The following persons, some of whom are mythological figures and fictional characters, are known to have been worshipped as door gods.

The Four Heavenly Kings are seen at the entrances of Buddhist temples.
Skanda and Sangharama are seen at the entrances of Buddhist temples or standing on either side of statues of the Buddha.
Generals Zhang, Huang, Su and Li (張、黃、蘇、李四將軍) are seen at the entrances of temples or shrines to Master Qingshui.
Heavenly Lords Wang and Ma’ (王天君, 馬天君) are two senior marshals under the Taoist deity Northern Emperor. They are seen at the entrances of Taoist temples.
The Azure Dragon and White Tiger are seen at the entrances to Taoist temples.
Shenshu (Chinese: 神荼; pinyin: Shēnshū) and Yulü (simplified Chinese: 郁垒; traditional Chinese: 鬱壘; pinyin: Yùlǜ)[1] are two deities mentioned in the Shanhaijing. The Jade Emperor ordered them to guard peach trees which were being gnawed by demons. The people respected them for their ability to ward off demons and worshipped them as door gods.
The Heng and Ha Generals are guardians of the Buddha. They are referred to as the “Heng and Ha Generals” in the novel Fengshen Yanyi. They are seen at the entrances of Buddhist and Taoist temples.
Fang Bi (方弼) and Fang Xiang (方相) are characters in the novel Fengshen Yanyi.
Randeng Daoren and Zhao Gongming are characters in the novel Fengshen Yanyi.
Tianguan Dadi (天官大帝) and Liu Haichan (劉海蟾). Tianguan Dadi is a Taoist deity while Liu Haichan was a founder of the Quanzhen School of Taoism.
The He-He er xian are two Taoist deities of harmony and union.
Xuantan Zhenjun (玄壇真君) is a Taoist deity.
Zhong Kui is a ghosthunter or exorcist in Chinese folk culture.
Qianliyan (千里眼) and Shunfeng’er (順風耳) are two Taoist deities in charge of scouting and reporting news to the Jade Emperor.
Sun Bin and Pang Juan were generals in the Warring States period. They are worshipped as door gods in parts of Shaanxi.
Bai Qi and Li Mu were generals in the Warring States period.
Fusu and Meng Tian. Fusu was the crown prince of the Qin dynasty while Meng Tian was a Qin general. They defended the Qin Empire’s northern border from invasions by the Xiongnu.
Chen Sheng and Wu Guang were rebel leaders who led an uprising against the Qin dynasty.
Ziying and Emperor Yi of Chu. Ziying was the last ruler of the Qin dynasty while Emperor Yi was the nominal sovereign over the Eighteen Kingdoms which were formed from collapsed Qin Empire.
Ying Bu and Peng Yue were generals who served under Liu Bang, the founding emperor of the Han dynasty.
Yao Qi (姚期) and Ma Wu (馬武) are semi-fictional characters in the novel Donghan Yanyi (東漢演義) who served under Emperor Guangwu of the Eastern Han dynasty.
Guan Yu and Zhang Fei were two generals serving under Liu Bei, the founding emperor of the Shu Han state in the Three Kingdoms period. They are depicted as Liu Bei’s sworn brothers in the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and are among the Five Tiger Generals.
Zhao Yun and Ma Chao were two other generals serving under Liu Bei. They are also among the Five Tiger Generals. They are worshipped as door gods in parts of Henan.
Ma Chao and Ma Dai. Ma Dai was Ma Chao’s cousin and he served as a general in Shu Han. They are worshipped as door gods in parts of Hebei.
Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi. Zhuge Liang was a chancellor of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period, while Sima Yi was a senior statesman and general of Shu Han’s rival state, Cao Wei. They are depicted as nemeses in the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Guan Yu and Guan Sheng. Guan Sheng is a fictional descendant of Guan Yu and one of the 108 Stars of Destiny in the novel Water Margin.
Guan Yu, Guan Ping and Zhou Cang. Guan Ping was Guan Yu’s son. Zhou Cang is a fictional character in the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms who is depicted as a loyal subordinate of Guan Yu.

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Qin Qiong and Yuchi Gong were Tang dynasty generals serving under Emperor Taizong. See below.
Pei Yuanqing (裴元慶) and Li Yuanba (李元霸) are fictional characters in the novel Shuo Tang (說唐). Pei Yuanqing was a general of Wagang (瓦崗), a rebel faction that emerged towards the end of the Sui dynasty. Li Yuanba was a fictional son of Li Yuan, the founding emperor of the Tang dynasty.
Wei Zheng and Xu Maogong were officials in the early Tang dynasty.
Xue Rengui and Yeon Gaesomun. Xue Rengui was a Tang dynasty general while Yeon Gaesomun was a Goguryeo general. They fought in the Goguryeo–Tang War. They are worshipped as door gods in parts of northern Hebei.
Zhang Xun and Xu Yuan (許遠) were Tang dynasty officials who sacrificed their lives to defend the city of Suiyang from rebel forces during the An Lushan Rebellion.
Zhao Kuangyin and Yang Gun (楊袞). Zhao Kuangyin was the founding emperor of the Song dynasty while Yang Gun was the ancestor of the Generals of the Yang Family.
Meng Liang (孟良) and Jiao Zan (焦贊) are semi-fictional subordinates of the Yang Family Generals who served the Song dynasty.
Yue Fei and Wen Taibao (溫太保). Yue Fei was a Song dynasty general while Wen Taibao is a Taoist deity.
Yue Yun (岳雲) and Di Lei (狄雷). Yue Yun was Yue Fei’s son while Di Lei was Yue Fei’s subordinate.
Xu Yanzhao (徐延昭) and Yang Bo (楊波)

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