Five manifestations of Shangdi

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Five Forms of the Highest Deity
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Modern fresco representing the Five Deities
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Simplified Chinese五方上帝
Five Deities
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The Five manifestations of Shangdi are in Chinese religion, the five manifestations of Shangdi. This idea dates to the Shang dynasty.[1]

The five are

  1. Yellow Emperor
  2. Bluegreen Emperor
  3. Black Emperor
  4. Red Emperor
  5. White Emperor

References[change | change source]

  1. Didier, John C. (2009). "In and Outside the Square: The Sky and the Power of Belief in Ancient China and the World, c. 4500 BC – AD 200". Sino-Platonic Papers. Victor H. Mair (192).