Guan Di, or Kuan-ti, is the Daoist patron deity of soldiers and policemen. He protects the realm and looks after state officials.
During the Chinese Qing dynasty(1644-1912), Guan Di was venerated for his warlike functions. In other periods he was regarded as the guardiann of righteousness who protects men from strife and evil.
In popular belief, Guan Di was famed for casting out demons. He was also called upon to provide information about people who had died and to predict the future.
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