Shen-tsan

Chinese - An 8th C. Kitchen worker in a monastery who became a minister. One of the Eighteen Lohan, in some accounts. He was said to be able to work miracles such as moving large rocks with a mere touch. When he left the monastery, wild beasts became a nuisance so he came back to remove the plague of beasts which all disappeared when he mounted a tiger and rode away, never to be seen again. He is depicted with a staff and a hat slung over his shoulder. In some lore, occasionally known as Shen-tsan, Lan Ts'an or Lan Ts'an.

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