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The role of Chinese gods is closely related to the daily life of Chinese people, many of them are "scheduled" to fulfill their particular duty by our ancestors in the Lunar Calendars.
Now let's start, welcome to get to know these great gods with Chuanmener
现在，跟着chuan men er串门儿一起开始认识认识这些大神吧！
strength, courage, and indomitable spirit in the face of adversity
Zhong Kui, also known as 钟馗 (Zhōng Kuí) in Chinese, is a prominent figure in Chinese folklore and mythology. He is widely regarded as a powerful deity who protects against evil spirits and demons. According to legend, Zhong Kui was a scholar who excelled in his studies but was unjustly denied an official position due to his disfigured appearance. Determined to seek justice, he devoted himself to eradicating malevolent forces and became a fierce exorcist.
Zhong Kui is often depicted as a fierce-looking figure with a stout build, bulging eyes, a bushy beard, and a large forehead. He is usually portrayed wearing a traditional scholar's robe and carrying a magical sword. His appearance represents his strength, courage, and indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.
People in China often associate Zhong Kui with warding off evil spirits, especially during the Lunar New Year festivities. His image is commonly found on household decorations, paintings, and even on red paper cutouts that are displayed on doors and windows for protection against negative influences. Zhong Kui has become an iconic symbol of bravery and righteousness, embodying the belief that evil can be conquered through perseverance and determination.
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Folk Stories from Lunar Year Pictures
About Lunar Year Picture
Lunar Year Pictures (年画Nián Huà) is a Chinese folk painting, which is often displayed inside a residential house or at the gate during the Spring Festival. The production method is usually wood engraving and then rubbing and coloring, but some are just hand-painted. It carries stories from generation to generation for thousands of years, especially stories about Chinese Gods for generations.
年画（Nián Huà）是一种中国民间绘画，是春节期间在私人住宅内或大门口展示的版画。制作方式通常是木质版刻后拓印上彩，但也有一些只是手绘。 它承载着千百年来世代相传的故事，尤其是关于中国神灵的故事。