Five manifestations of Shangdi

Traditional Chinese fivefold deity
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The Five manifestations of Shangdi are in Chinese religion, the five manifestations of Shangdi. This idea dates to the Shang dynasty.[1]

Five Forms of the Highest Deity
Modern fresco representing the Five Deities
Diagram of the associations from the HuainanziTemplate:Sfnb
Simplified Chinese五方上帝
Five Deities

The five are

  1. Yellow Emperor
  2. Bluegreen Emperor
  3. Black Emperor
  4. Red Emperor
  5. White Emperor

References change

  1. Didier, John C. (2009). "In and Outside the Square: The Sky and the Power of Belief in Ancient China and the World, c. 4500 BC – AD 200". Sino-Platonic Papers (192). Victor H. Mair.