Chung-li Ch’üan

Chung-li Ch’üan (Chang Liang) (second century b.c.e.) In Chinese Taoist mythology, one of the Pa-Hsien, the Eight Immortals. In one legend he was forced by an old man to pick up a shoe that had fallen, and in another he is said to have done it of his own free will. In art he is often portrayed as an extremely fat person, with a bare stomach, carrying a peach, symbol of immortality, and a fan, by which he revives the dead. He is believed to have found the elixir of life. In Japanese legend he is called Chorio.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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