四海龍王Dragon Kings of the four seas

四海龍王ragon Kings of the four seas

龍王為司興雲降雨之神。四海者指中國四面之海也,亦即『禮祭義』所稱東海、西海、南海、北海之四海也。龍為帝王之像,四海海神乃操控四海者,俗以其示黃帝之後裔,皆帝也,故轉海為龍王也,因龍潛之海,各具一方,故名四海龍王。「太平預覽」稱東海龍王為『勾芒』;西海龍王為『蓐收』;南海龍王為『祝融』;北海龍王為『玄冥』。  依據『歷代神仙通鑑』所載其所司及名諱如下:

Dragon Kings are the Gods of the Sea as well as the Gods of the Rain and Clouds. In Chinese mythology, the four Dragon Kings include the East, West, South, and North Dragon King, and they are the divine rulers of the correspondent seas. In folklore, each has more than ten different names. Two of their most frequently-used names are as follows

東海龍王 East Dragon King

東海龍王 East Dragon King

東海龍王:
滄寧德王 【敖光】


配祀:風、調、雨、順四將軍及劍童、印童。
祭祀日:正月六日。

East Dragon King:
Ao Guang | Go Mang

The divine acolytes include four divine generals, namely, Wind, Rain, Harmony and Smooth, and two child servants, namely, Sword and Seal.
The Worship Date: the 6th of January in the lunar calendar.

西海龍王 West Dragon King

西海龍王 West Dragon King

西海龍王:
素清潤王 【敖順】

配祀:風、調、雨、順四將軍及劍童、印童。
祭祀日:正月六日。

West Dragon King:
Ao Shun | Ru Sho

The divine acolytes include four divine generals, namely, Wind, Rain, Harmony and Smooth, and two child servants, namely, Sword and Seal.
The Worship Date: the 6th of January in the lunar calendar.

南海龍王 South Dragon King

南海龍王 South Dragon King

南海龍王:
赤安洪聖濟王 【敖明】


配祀:風、調、雨、順四將軍及劍童、印童。
祭祀日:正月六日。


South Dragon King:
Ao Ming | Zhe Ron

The divine acolytes include four divine generals, namely, Wind, Rain, Harmony and Smooth, and two child servants, namely, Sword and Seal.
The Worship Date: the 6th of January in the lunar calendar.

北海龍王 North Dragon King

北海龍王 North Dragon King

北海龍王:
浣旬澤王 【敖吉】


配祀:風、調、雨、順四將軍及劍童、印童。
祭祀日:正月六日。

North Dragon King:
Ao Ji | Xuan Ming

The divine acolytes include four divine generals, namely, Wind, Rain, Harmony and Smooth, and two child servants, namely, Sword and Seal.
The Worship Date: the 6th of January in the lunar calendar.

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