Wenshu Guangfa Tianzun (simplified Chinese :文殊广法天尊; traditional Chinese :文殊廣法天尊; pinyin :Wénshū Guǎngfǎ Tiānzūn) is a character featured within the classic Chinese novel Investiture of the Gods (more commonly known as Fengshen Yanyi). The figure apparently derives from the bodhisattva Manjusri.
Guangfa Tianzun is the superiorman over Five Dragons Mountain, Cloud Top Cave and the renowned teacher of Jinzha, the first son of Li Jing. In rank, Guangfa Tianzun is seemingly an elite superiorman—even greater than that of Nezha's teacher Taiyi Zhenren.
After a fine duel had ensued between Muzha and Nezha and Li Jing attempted his first suicide, Guangfa Tianzun would appear. Once Guangfa Tianzun had ordered Li Jing to enter his cave for safety, he would personally settle things with the "spoiled brat" Nezha. Once Nezha's temper raged and he thrust his spear continuously at Guangfa Tianzun, Guangfa Tianzun would side step and throw his legendary Seven Treasure Golden Lotus over Nezha's head. Nezha would lose consciousness quickly following this and would find himself tied to a large gold post while cuffed by golden rings. Soon enough, Guangfa Tianzun would order Jinzha, his student, to flog Nezha. Following the arrival of Nezha's teacher, Taiyi Zhenren, it would be revealed that the whole event between Li Jing and Nezha had been set by Taiyi Zhenren as a chance to teach Nezha some discipline. After Nezha greeted Guangfa Tianzun and his master - who was sitting to Guangfa Tianzun's right - Nezha would have a great level of inner resent.
Following the leave of Nezha and Li Jing upon Guangfa Tianzun's order, Guangfa Tianzun would not be seen again for quite some time.
The Three Pure Ones, also translated as the Three Pure Pellucid Ones, the Three Pristine Ones, the Three Divine Teachers, the Three Clarities, or the Three Purities, are the Taoist Trinity, the three highest Gods in the Taoist pantheon. They are regarded as pure manifestation of the Tao and the origin of all sentient beings.
Nezha (哪吒) is a protection deity in Chinese folk religion. His official Taoist name is "Marshal of the Central Altar" (中壇元帥). He was then given the title "Third Lotus Prince" (蓮花三太子) after he became a deity.
Muzha is a figure in Chinese mythology and a god in Chinese traditional religion.
Taiyi Zhenren is a deity in Chinese religion and Taoism. Taiyi means "primordial unity of yin and yang" and Zhenren is a Daoist term for "Perfected Person". According to the opening of the classical novel Fengshen Bang, he is the reincarnation of the first emperor of the Shang dynasty, Tang of Shang.
Yuanshi Tianzun, the Celestial Venerable of the Primordial Beginning or the Primeval Lord of Heaven, is one of the highest deities of Taoism. He is one of the Three Pure Ones and is also known as the Jade Pure One. He resides in the Heaven of Jade Purity. It is believed that he came into being at the beginning of the universe as a result of the merging of pure breaths. He then created Heaven and Earth.
Guangchengzi is a character in the classic Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi.
Lady Yin is a minor character featured within the famed classic Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. She is the wife of Li Jing and they have three sons, Jinzha, Muzha, and Nezha.
Li Jing, also known as Pagoda-Bearing Heavenly King Li is a figure in Chinese mythology and a god in Chinese folk religion. He carries a tower that can capture any spirit, demon or god within its walls. He also appears in the classic Chinese novels Journey to the West and Fengshen Yanyi. He is an analogue of Vaisravana.
Randeng Daoren is a character in the famed classic Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. He was renowned as the Superiorman of Mount Condor, Intuition Cave. His role originated from Dipankara Buddha of Buddhist lore, who was a past enlightened being before the time of Gautama Buddha.
The Foursome of Nine Dragon Island a set of four fictional characters featured within the famed classic Chinese novel Investiture of the Gods. These four individuals are Wang Magus, Yang Forest, High Amiable, and Li Resounding; each of them are renowned as superiormen. These four superior men would later be personally recruited by Grand Old Master Wen Zhong in an attempt to put an end to the threat of King Wu.
Tianzun (天尊), literally the Lord of Heaven may refer to:
Nezha Conquers the Dragon King is a 1979 Chinese animated fantasy film produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio.
The Legend and the Hero is a 2007 Chinese television series adapted from the 16th-century novel Fengshen Yanyi written by Xu Zhonglin and Lu Xixing. The first season started airing on CCTV-8 in February 2007. It was followed by a sequel, The Legend and the Hero 2 in 2009.
The Legend and the Hero 2 is a Chinese television series adapted from the novel Fengshen Yanyi written by Xu Zhonglin and Lu Xixing. The series was first broadcast on TTV from September to October 2009, and was preceded by The Legend and the Hero in 2007.
Jinzha is a figure in Chinese mythology, appearing in works such as Investiture of the Gods. A disciple of the superiorman Wenshu Guangfa Tianzun, he is the eldest brother of Nezha and the elder brother of Muzha.
The Investiture of the Gods is a Chinese shenmo television series directed by Wang Weiting and Yang Jianwu. The television series are based on the classical 16th-century novel Fengshen Yanyi written by Xu Zhonglin and Lu Xixing.
The Investiture of the Gods is a 1990 Chinese shenmo television series written by Bing Tian, Gu Hanchang, Ouyang Yuping and Yu Youchen. The television series are based on the classical 16th-century novel Fengshen Yanyi written by Xu Zhonglin and Lu Xixing.
Ne Zha, also spelt as Nezha, is a 2019 Chinese 3D computer animation fantasy adventure film directed and written by Jiaozi. Its animation production is done by the director's own Chengdu Coco Cartoon. Featuring the popular Chinese mythological character Nezha, the plot is loosely based on the classic 16th-century novel Investiture of the Gods, attributed to Xu Zhonglin.
Shiji Niangniang is a goddess in Chinese religion and Taoism. Before becoming goddess, she was a 10,000-year-old demoness. It was originally a stone and was born outside the heavens and the earth, during the Chaos era and the Xuanhuang era.
This article relies too much on references to primary sources . (December 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|This article about a fictional character from a novel is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
See guidelines for writing about novels. Further suggestions might be found on the article's talk page.
|This Taoism-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|