Chuang-tzu

Chinese - (350-275 BC). A Taoist leader and follower of Lao-tzu. It was said that he had been a butterfly in a former existence. After he died, his widow agreed to marry Wang-su who, when they visited her dead husband's grave, turned into Chuang-tzu, who after setting his house on fire, became an itinerant. During his wanderings he met the Phoenix Empress, the Mother of Heaven, Hsüan Nü, Hsi Wang Mu and Shang Ti who gave him the planet Jupiter as his home. On occassion, known as Chuang-tzu, Chuang Chou, Chuang Chou, Chuang Sheng or Chuang Sheng.

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