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Eight Immortals: the Legend

The Eight Immortals, are legendary beings deep in Taoism legends, said to have lived at various times and attained immortality. They are frequently depicted on many cultural items such as vases, wu lous, statues, and are also to be found as separate figures. Sometimes they ornament the edges of plates, standing on various animals among the waves of the sea, and their symbols occasionally occur as devices.

The 8 Immortals are represented as a group and rarely individually. Each Immortal's power is realized through a tool/weapon of power which gives life or destroy evil. Together, these eight tools are called "Covert Eight Immortals". Most of them are said to have been born in Tang Dynasty or Song Dynasty. Not only are they worshipped by the Taoists, but they are a popular element in the secular Chinese culture. It is said they still live on the Penglai Mountain-Island.

The Immortals are: He Xiangu (Lotus Flower), Royal Uncle Cao (Jade Tablet), Iron-crutch Li (Wu Lou), Lan Caihe (Flower Basket), Lü Dongbin (Blade of Purity), Philosopher Han Xiang (Flute), Elder Zhang Guo (Peach of Immortality), Zhongli Quan (Fan).

Alternative Names:
Pa Sien, 8 Immortals, Eight Immortals, Auspicious Eight

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