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Lei-gong

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Chinese god of thunder, whose name means "Thunder Duke". In the Taoist pantheon Lei-gong is an official in the Ministry of Thunder, which forms a part of the celestial administration.

He has the beak, wings and claws of an owl, but his body has the shape of a human, although it is blue in color. He is portrayed wearing a loin cloth and carrying a hammer and drum (an instrument which produced thunder). His image can still be found in many Taoist temples.

The name of Lei-gong in traditional Chinese format.
The name of Lei-gong in traditional Chinese format.


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  • Also known as:
    Lei-kung

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