Tung-fang Shuo

Chinese - A 1st C BC. Magician. Patron of workers in precious. Metals. Spirit of the Metal Planet (Venus). He gave the emperor Io some magical trees which could foretell illness or death. When one of the trees which the emperor gave back to the magician broke, it foretold Tung-fang Shuo's own death and a dragon took him up to heaven. Another story says that he stole three peaches from the tree, Shen t'ao, and, having eaten them, lived for 9,000 years. In some accounts, known as Tung-fang Shuo, Chang Shao-p'ing or Chang Shao-p'ing.

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