Chang Kuo-lao

Chinese - A 7th-8th C. Itinerant ascetic. One of the Eight Immortals. He was said to have the power to make himself invisible. He travelled riding backwards on a white mule, which he could fold up and put in his pocket, restoring it to its normal form by sprinkling it with water. He was called to the emperor's court but dropped dead en route, only to be restored to life. When his identity as a white bat was disclosed by Fa-shan, the latter dropped dead but was restored to life when Chang Kuo-lao sprinkled the body with water. In some accounts, he is equated with Chang Hsien. Occasionally called Chang Kuo-lao.

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