Kuan Kung, the God of Wealth, or Kuan Yü, the God of War?

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Kuan Kung, the God of Wealth, or Kuan Yü, the God of War?

Unread postby James » Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:58 pm

Earlier today I found a set of Guan Yu statues at a local store called Lotus. I could never mistake this guy, I knew who he was before I read any labels. The face, beard, spear, armor… it was Guan Yu.

Much to my surprise, however, the label read “Kuan Kung, the God of Wealth; a great Three Kingdoms hero…” Now I knew the guy was a modern Chinese God, but I had always though he was the God of War. Also, I have never seen “Kuan Kung” or anything like it. Can anyone shed some light on this? I asked the lady where she got “Kuan Kung” and she busted out a Feng Shui book for verification. Obviously it could be wrong, but I thought I would find out if he really was Kuan Kung, the God of Wealth (although where ‘God of Wealth’ comes from, I could never guess).

Looking forward to your replies. Hehe, I am also going to buy one of them, they are awesome.
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Unread postby Dennis » Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:28 pm

Kuan Kung is the old spelling from Guan Gong, or (Lord Guan).

I have no clue about the god of Wealth though,.. we should ask Flo!
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Unread postby Chen Kun » Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:03 am

I can understand why people labelled Guan Yu as God of war,but why God of wealth?? :?:
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Unread postby Mu Shu » Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:13 am

Zhou Dexiang wrote:Kuan Kung is the old spelling from Guan Gong, or (Lord Guan).



Sounds like the Cantonese pronunciation...
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Unread postby Chen Kun » Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:27 am

hey I just found out from a sources(too bad it is in indonesian) that said that Guan Yu's statue can prevent negative energy.So people who have it can avoid bad luck.
btw I also found this site http://members.lycos.nl/saolim/Guan_Gong.html
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Unread postby Liang Erdao » Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:21 am

How about God of the kitchen? He's always in every single Chinese restaurant I have been to in my WHOLE LIFE!!! What's that all about?
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Unread postby Chen Kun » Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:33 am

Liang Erdao wrote:How about God of the kitchen? He's always in every single Chinese restaurant I have been to in my WHOLE LIFE!!! What's that all about?

I ever read about it,but this is off topic :?
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Unread postby Han Xin » Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:37 am

Guan Yu as God of War - Ridiculous, the only victory he ever achieve was by an act of god.

Guan Yu as God of the HK police - might be correct during the period prior to the early 80s because the HK police force use to be a bunch of corrupts officers.

Guan Yu as God of Thugs (Triad) - Correct, what do you call a person that trying to steal another person wife before he had a chance to kill the husband? Thuggery if you ask me.

Guan Yu as God of the kitchen - :lol: He like to butcher people.
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Unread postby Chen Kun » Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:39 am

Han Xin wrote:Guan Yu as God of War - Ridiculous, the only victory he ever achieve was by an act of god.

Guan Yu as God of the HK police - might be correct during the period prior to the early 80s because the HK police force use to be a bunch of corrupts officers.

Guan Yu as God of Thugs (Triad) - Correct, what do you call a person that trying to steal another person wife before he had a chance to kill the husband? Thuggery if you ask me.

Guan Yu as God of the kitchen - :lol: He like to butcher people.

we don't need ur rubish here :x
like it or not,Guan Yu has become the God that many people worship.
and he is not God of kitchen,it is the other God
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Unread postby Han Xin » Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:44 am

Chen Kun wrote:we don't need ur rubish here :x
like it or not,Guan Yu has become the God that many people worship.
and he is not God of kitchen,it is the other God


There tonnes of Neo-Nazi worshiping Adolf Hitler too, does it mean he was not a mad tyrant?
There also tonnes of old styles communist still believe in Stalinism too? does that mean 30 millions russians got killed during Stalin's paranioa deserve death.

By your explaination, I have to respect guy like Stalin and Hitler too lah?
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