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Cao Guo-jiu

by Micha F. Lindemans
One of the Ba Xian, the eight immortals of Chinese myth. He was the brother-in-law of an emperor from the Song Dynasty. Cao Guo-jiu himself lived an exemplary life, but his younger brother became a murderer. In shame, he retreated to the mountains where he lived a very long life as a hermit. Lu Dong-bin, another immortal, taught Cao how to attain perfection and within a few days he became an immortal.

Cao Guo-jiu is the patron of actors. He is frequently portrayed holding a pair of castanets.

The name of Cao Guo-jiu in traditional Chinese format.
The name of Cao Guo-jiu in traditional Chinese format.


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  • Also known as:
    Ts'ao Kuo-chiu

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