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Celebrate Xuan Tian Shang Di birthday 庆祝玄天上帝圣诞

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Xian Wu was the 82nd manifestation of Tai Shang Lao Jun. He was born into the royal family of Jing Le as heir to the throne. However, he chose to cultivate in Wu Dang Shan and eventually attained Tao. He was appointed by Jade Emperor as the Supreme Emperor of the Mystical Heaven.
Another story describes him as a butcher, who felt remorseful for his killings and turned to Tao cultivation in Wu Dang Shan. In order to show his sincerity he dug out his intestines and washed them in a river, which caused the river to turn dark. Jade Emperor was moved by his sincerity and made him an immortal.
For his powerful skills and butcher background, Xuan Tian Shang Di is the patron deity of martial artists, butchers, policemen and soldiers. He is often portrayed as a warrior holding Seven-star sword (七星劍), with his feet on a snake and a turtle, which were demons subdued by him and are now under his command. Under his command, the 36 Celestial Generals (三十六天将) and their large armies of soldiers keep the evil spirits of the Underworld in check.