What is Shen Gongbao’s role in the romance of gods? Betraying the school is the greatest hero!

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What is Shen Gongbao’s role in the romance of gods? Betraying the school is the greatest hero! Interested readers can follow the Xiaobian to have a look.

Myth is a kind of spiritual activity that primitive people try to understand and control nature under extremely difficult conditions, and at the same time, it also places human yearning and religious materialization. As a kind of folk literature, fairy tales include the collective oral creation of the people in ancient times, as well as various stories of gods and ghosts and heroic legends of gods (ghosts). In ancient times, people always gave a mythical aura to unexplained natural and man-made phenomena.

In China’s ancient myths and legends, after years of development, there has been a complete mythological system, from Pangu’s opening the sky, Nuwa’s mending the sky, to the division of the three realms, and the gods of heaven and earth. Among them, Taoism is a local religion in China, and its culture and allusions have a great impact on the mythology system. Lu Xun mentioned in a brief history of Chinese novels that in the process of the development of China’s ancient mythology system, there is an indispensable link connecting the past and the future, that is, the battle of deification. Explain the source of the later Tianting and the penetration of Buddhist culture.

The Fengshen we know today is mainly derived from the romance of Fengshen and its related literary works. In the book “the romance of the gods”, Jiang Ziya, as a man of the gods, describes it from the perspective of positive characters, and is the core character of the whole book to promote the development of the story. And Shen Gongbao, who opposes him, is an indispensable key figure among the villains.


In the book, Shen Gongbao is a leopard refined into an adult, and he and Jiang Ziya worship at the gate of the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. However, his behavior was contrary to the rules of the yuxu palace under the Tianzun sect at the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty. Therefore, Shen Gongbao was expelled from the school. However, as a key figure in the canonization, Shen Gongbao was also very capable. He soon switched to the biyou palace under the master of the jiejiao Tongtian sect.

According to the description in the book, although both the interception and the elucidation are three clear. However, idea of the founder of the Yuan Dynasty and his younger brother Tongtian are not compatible. Tianfa killed the plane and the disaster came. The two people regard Shang and Zhou as the opposite of each other. Shortly after Jiang Ziya went down the mountain, he went to the Western Zhou Dynasty to join King Wen and King Wu of Zhou, while Shen Gongbao, who was against him, became a minister of the Yin Shang Dynasty.


People today have different understandings about whether Shen Gongbao is a human or a monster. However, from the book “the romance of Fengshen”, Shen Gongbao angrily said: “Jiang Ziya, you are supposed to protect the Zhou Dynasty. You have no more than 40 years of practice. Listen to me. There is a poem to prove it:” it is the first secret to refine the five elements. It is more mysterious to move mountains and seas; it is my wish to subdue the dragon and subdue the tiger. I will ride the crane and ride the Dragon into the nine days. The purple air rises ten thousand feet, and when I am happy, I will plant the Golden Lotus in the big room; I will play with the glow, and I will be happy for thousands of years. “Shen Gongbao here boasts that he has a thousand years of cultivation, However, he was Jiang Ziya’s younger brother, and he studied with him in the same year. So it seems that Shen Gongbao is indeed a demon clan with art.

There are different opinions on the meaning of Shen Gongbao’s name. There are three existing theories. The first one is that Shen Gong Bao was refined by leopards, with a single name of “Bao”. Shen Gong was a well-known surname in ancient times. When he worshipped his master, the emperor Tianzun in the Yuan Dynasty added his surname. The second theory is persuasive. Shen Gongbao’s real name is Shen Bao. The “Gong” here is a kind of honorific title, because he was the national teacher of the Shang Dynasty. It is like worshipping the Marquis tiger, in which the Marquis also refers to the Marquis, and it is like LV Gongwang. The Gong here also has the same meaning. The third theory is based on the historical background and the author at that time. The book “the romance of Fengshen” was written in the Ming Dynasty. At that time, people always had the feeling of facing people other than Han people. Due to the discrimination of scholars against foreigners, Shen Gongbao was interpreted as having a surname of Shen and a name of Gong Bao.

As for the surnames in ancient times, we can only sort them out according to the data left by our predecessors. Therefore, the interpretation of Shen Gongbao’s name in the romance of gods can only be inferred and uncertain.

In fact, looking closely at the book “the romance of Fengshen”, Shen Gongbao and the Nine Tailed Fox attached to Daji have extremely similar behaviors. However, the Nine Tailed evil fox was sent by Nuwa to cause trouble in the Yin and Shang Dynasties. Then, it seems that Shen Gongbao’s real identity is also an undercover agent sent by the emperor of the Yuan Dynasty.


In fact, it is Shen Gongbao who has kept close contact with Yuanshi Tianzun. In the early years, the leader of Tongtian sect had ordered his disciples not to interfere in the change of the world’s government. However, with Shen Gongbao’s continuous lobbying, more and more jiejiao disciples came out of the mountain to oppose the Zhou Dynasty. However, they did not really gather the forces of the interdiction in one place, so that the people of biyou palace were destroyed one by one. A sentence “Taoist friends, please stay”. Finally, the leader of the jiejiao sect and the leader of the Tongtian sect came to the end in person. The strength of the brilliant jiejiao sect was severely damaged, and two or three cats and kittens were left.

It has to be said that the development of the current situation in the Fengshen battle is all in the hands of the original Tianzun. And this can not be separated from the credit of Shen Gongbao. Had it not been for Shen Gongbao who had sneaked into the intercepting sect in advance and made friends with the immortals of the intercepting sect, he would have obtained a lot of useful information. It is simply impossible for the public to make such targeted countermeasures in the face of powerful interceptors.

As for later, Shen Gongbao, a villain in the public eye, had to be granted a God’s throne, which is different from the many immortals and demons who died in the battle of God’s conferment. There is also an explanation for the annihilation of ash Fei. As for the hard work of the clergy, it may be that the original emperor made it an abandoned son to protect his reputation. 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.

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