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  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

China

Statues of the Twenty gods of Heaven or the gods of the Twenty Heavens, i.e. a group of 20 Chinese deities worshipped in Taoism.

 

These pictures were taken in the Temple of the Jade Buddha in Shanghai, China.

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

Most of these gods are important deities in their own right and are also worshipped individually.

 

The pantheon of twenty consists of both male and female deities, as well as benevolent and malevolent gods.

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

The names of the 20 deities are: 1. Nnw Hfǎ Ddsh Zūntiān (南無護法大帝尊天); 2. Nnw Hfǎ Ynm Luwng Zūntiān (南無法閻摩羅王尊天); 3. Nnw Hfǎ Snzhī Djiāng Zūntiān (南無護法散脂大将尊天);...

 

4. Nnw Hfǎ Guǐzi Shngmǔ Zūntiān (南無護法鬼子聖母尊天); 5. Nnw Hfǎ Witu Zūntiān (南無護法韋馱尊天); 6. Nnw Hfǎ Xīng Gōng Yu Fǔ Zūntiān (南無護法星宫月府尊天);...

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

7. Nnw Hfǎ S B Bdng Zūntiān (南無護法四壁不動尊天); 8. Nnw Hfǎ D Binci Zūntiān (南無護法大辯才尊天); 9. Nnw Hfǎ R Gōng Tiyng Zūntiān (南無護法日宫太陽尊天);...

 

10. Nnw Hfǎ P Li Lngwng Zūntiān (南無護法婆羯龍王尊天); 11. Nnw Hfǎ Ptsh Wng Zūntiān (南無護法菩提樹王尊天); 12. Nnw Hfǎ Yugōng Tiyīn Zūntiān (南無護法月宫太陰尊天); 13. Nnw Hfǎ D Ml Zhī Zūntiān (南無護法大摩利支尊天);...

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven

 

14. Nnw Hfǎ Jīngāng Mjī Zūntiān (南無護法金刚密跡尊天); 15. Nnw Hfǎ Jiānlo De Shn Zūntiān (南無護法堅牢地神尊天); 16. Nnw Hfǎ Hēl Dnn Zūntiān (南無護法訶利帝南尊天);...

 

17. Nnw Hfǎ D Gōngd Zūntiān (南無護法大功德尊天); 18. Nnw Hfǎ Jǐn Nlu Wng Zūntiān (南無護法緊那羅王尊天); 19. Nnw Hfǎ D Fn Wng Zūntiān (南無護法大梵王尊天); and 20. Nnw Hfǎ Mxī Shǒu Lu Zūntiān (南無護法摩醯首羅尊天).

 

  Twenty gods of Heaven