Li Jing is not the emperor. Why was Nezha named the third prince?

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Li Jing is not the emperor. Why was Nezha named the third prince? The following Chinese story network Xiaobian will bring you detailed answers.

The name of Nezha actually puzzled many people because he was called the third prince. Many people think that in ancient times, only the son of the emperor can be called the “Prince” after he is designated as the future successor, so the prince must not be able to be called by anyone. But why is Nezha’s father Li Jing not an emperor, neither on earth nor in heaven? Why can Nezha still be called the third prince?


In the official history of ancient times, even the emperor’s son could not be called the prince. Only the son who is clearly able to inherit the throne, that is, the heir, can be called the prince. For example, Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) Li Shimin, his eldest son Li Chengqian, was made Prince. The other sons are only princes, and the queen can be called a king, such as the king of Wei and the king of Jin.

Before the Wei and Jin Dynasties, the son of the king who had the right of inheritance could also be called the prince. For example, Cao Cao granted the title of Queen of Wei, and Cao Pi became the prince of Wei. Cao Zhi, Cao Zhang and others are just ordinary princes. However, after the Wei and Jin Dynasties, only the heir of the emperor could be called the prince, and the heir of princes and princes, including Duke and Marquis, could only be called the son of the world.

In ancient novels, the rules were not very strict. Often, Wang’s son is called the prince, and there are also claims such as the first prince, the second prince, and the third prince.

For example, in journey to the west, white dragon horse is called “the Third Prince of the Dragon King of the West Sea”. The Dragon King of the West Sea is not an emperor, but one of the Dragon Kings of the four seas. Little white dragon also has a big brother, Mo ang, who is also known as the big prince of the Dragon King of the West Sea.

As for Nezha, his father Li Jing was one of the eight hundred princes of the Shang Dynasty in the romance of the gods. He was the third son of General Li, and he was called the “third son” when Nezha appeared in the romance of the gods!

Let’s look at the original text: when Nezha, the third young master, saw that the weather was hot, he was upset and came to see his mother. In the journey to the west, Nezha was indeed called the “Third Prince”, because from the beginning of the journey to the west, his father Li Jing was already the great marshal who was appointed by the king of tota and the Jade Emperor to subdue demons. That is to say, Nezha’s father Li Jing was already a king and a monarch. Nezha can naturally be called the third prince.

In fact, in journey to the west, the son of the Dragon King of the four seas can be called the prince. What kind of monarch looks at the gate of the South Gate of heaven? Li Jing and Nezha have no idea how much higher status than them. What is it to call a prince?

In the process of feudal history in China, emperors of all dynasties monopolized the power of the world and were called the “first person in the world”. The treatment of the corresponding royal family members was incomparable to that of ordinary families of princes and nobles, because as emperors, the status was incomparable. In order to highlight the unique status of the royal family, there were unique provisions on the corresponding titles.

According to the relevant historical materials and relevant movies and TV plays, we can see that the emperor often calls himself “I”, and when his subjects call the emperor, they need to use the words “Your Majesty”, and for the sake of the emperor’s children, they are often called the prince and princess. Under normal circumstances, the eldest son of the royal family will be canonized as the heir to the throne, and the external name is “Prince”.

These corresponding titles can only be used by members of the royal family. Why is Li Jing, the king of tota, not the emperor in the mythology? Why can Nezha, Li Jing’s son, be called the “Third Prince”? As we all know, although Li Jing is not an emperor, he is not an ordinary Li Jing. He is the chief soldier of Chentang pass. Chentang pass is close to the Dragon Palace in the East China Sea. Li Jing’s purpose in garrisoning Chentang pass is to frighten the Dragon Palace.

It can be said that Li Jing was the existence of a feudal official. The dynasty in which Li Jing and others lived was the period of King Zhou of Shang Dynasty. During this period, the whole territory of China had not been unified. Although King Zhou of Shang Dynasty was the highest ruler at that time, in this period, the most noble title for rulers was not the emperor known to future generations, but the king.

The related appellations such as emperor and prince came into being after Qin Shihuang, the “one emperor for thousands of years”, successfully unified the six countries and established the Qin Dynasty. During the reign of King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty, it seemed that the appellation “emperor” had not yet appeared. As for the so-called “Prince”, there was no relevant meaning, just a common pronoun. So even if Li Jing was not the emperor, Nezha had nothing to do with being called the “Third Prince”. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. If your original copyright is infringed, please inform us, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.

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