Trung Ac (Trừng Ác)
Vietnamese. ‘Punishing Evil’. Name of the Judge of the Hells, a Vietnamese-Taoist deity, that also serves as a kind of
iconography, he is usually depicted seated on a
lion and holding a kuandao-like (fig.) long-handled weapon in one hand and sometimes a green
pagoda-shaped rock in the other hand (fig.). He is the counterpart of
the Vietnamese Judge of the Heavens (fig.). See also Si Tian Wang.