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blue door next to Jade Emperor | by Chez C. (busy)
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blue door next to Jade Emperor

The Jade Emperor (Chinese: 玉皇) in Chinese folk culture, is the ruler of Heaven and all realms of existence below including that of Man and Hell, according to a version of Taoist mythology.


He is one of the most important gods of the Chinese traditional religion pantheon. In actual Taoism, the Jade Emperor governs all of the mortals' realm and below, but ranks below the Three Pure Ones.

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Taken on July 1, 2012