The heaven, the earth, the underworld and the three realms perform their respective duties, forming a three-tier management system. The Jade Emperor sits in the court of heaven and manages the immortals; There is an emperor in the world who manages his own country; In the underworld, there is the king of hell who secures his own jurisdiction, so that good and evil people have their final ownership.
Among the three realms, there are Zhong Kui, the king of hell and the judge. What is the relationship between these three realms? If they are measured by rank, whose title is higher? And what functions and powers can be exercised? These three problems have been bothering many people. After consulting a large amount of information, we came to the following conclusions.
First of all, let’s learn about Zhong Kui, who must be familiar to everyone. After all, in the glory of the king, his frequency of appearance is quite high, and his long-range hooking skills are really a headache. In Chinese traditional culture, Zhong Kui is a God who can beat ghosts and exorcise evil spirits, and has the title of “Lord of the house”.
In ancient books, the description of Zhong Kui is even more exhaustive. He was born in Zhongnan, Chang’an, at the beginning of the Tang Dynasty. He had an iron face and curly temples and a strange appearance. In sharp contrast to his appearance, Zhong Kui is brilliant, knowledgeable, knowledgeable, and talented. Because he is upright, straightforward, and upright, he has become the only God of all gods, with a high reputation.
Since Zhong Kui is a God, he must have the name of extremely pulling the wind. He is one of the three demonic emperors, that is, the true king of exorcism. The other two are Guansheng emperor, who subdues the devil, and Zhenwu emperor, who Dang the devil. Zhong Kui’s duty is to kill demons and demons. In addition, he has a very deterrent appearance, so he is depicted as such a picture: “he is dressed in red official clothes, wearing a black gauze hat, holding a sword in one hand, a fan in the other hand, and pedaling on evil spirits. Or there are small ghosts nearby to carry a lamp, hold a seal, hold an umbrella, lead a horse, and carry a gourd.”
Let’s take another look at the king of hell. His full name is the king of hell. He is in charge of the life and death of all living beings in the hell on earth. He is the king of half gods and half ghosts. From this perspective, the king of hell is lower than Zhong Kui. After all, Zhong Kui is a God.
Compared with the king of hell and Zhong Kui, the position of judge is the lowest. Judges are subordinates of the king of hell, and they are divided into two posts: judge Wen and judge Wu. Since there is a distinction between civil and military affairs, their images are also very different. Judge Wen wears a pink face and official clothes. He holds a brush in his right hand and a Book of life and death in his left hand. A Tai Chi shape is painted on the forehead of the martial judge. He wears an official uniform and holds a “mace cone”, which is commonly known as the nine section (layer) whip. He is responsible for escorting the dead and checking the book of life and death. They are responsible for judging the ghosts who come to the underworld.
Therefore, it is obvious that the three levels have been distinguished. Zhong Kui is an immortal, higher than the king of hell, who is half god and half ghost. The judge belongs to the king of hell and is the lowest level. The third is that Zhong Kui is higher than the king of hell, and the king of hell is higher than the judge. Disclaimer: the above content is 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.