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eight immortals, or Pa-Hsien in Chinese, are a group of legendary
beings based on historical characters in Taoism. These beings,
at different periods and for various reasons, each attained immortality.
Each one of the immortals represents a different condition in
life; poverty, wealth, aristocracy, age, youth, masculinity and
femininity. Artistic representations of each are usually recognizable
by identifying their respective attributes. Stories of the Eight
Immortals were popularized in Chinese art forms, folklore, drama,
novels, woodblock prints and porcelain. They are…
Tie Guai who always carries a crutch and a gourd; he is the
emblem of the sick.
Li Quan, usually shown with a fan, he represents the military
Cai He, the strolling singer, either a woman or a young boy,
shown with a flower-basket; patron deity of florist.
Guo-Lao, said to have lived in the 7-th or early 8-th century,
shown as a rule with his mule, and carrying a bamboo tube-drum
with iron sticks; he is the emblem of old men.
Xian Gu, a woman, said to have lived in the late 7-th century,
shown with a lotus blossom or flower basket, and occasionally
with a peach and sheng reed-organ.
Dong Bin, shown with a fly-whisker dressed as a scholar and
honored as such. He also had a magic sword with which he performed
freak feats, for which reason he is also the patron deity of
Xiang Zi, said to be the nephew of the Tang Dynasty statesman
and scholar Han Yu, is often shown with a flute, and patron
deity of musicians.
Guo Jiu, said to have been connected with the Sung Imperial
family, and is generally shown with castanets or a jade tablet
of admission to court; patron deity of actors.
In China, the number eight is highly esteemed. Eight means "prosperity"
which makes this auspicious number play a large part in many
Chinese folk traditions.