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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  Ten Judicious Kings of Hell

 

Vietnam

A set of the Ten Judicious Kings of Hell from the Imperial City of Hue, in Central Vietnam. They consist of seven ceramic statues and three wooden ones.

 

According to popular Taoist beliefs these kings are responsible for examining the deeds of the newly-deceased, in order to dispense punishments for evil acts and rewards for good deeds, and give them a befitting reincarnation.

 

  Ten Judicious Kings of Hell