The Bā Xiān (English: Eight Immortals; Chinese: 八仙) are a group of eight people who have achieved immortality through the practice of the Dao. They are technically not deities, although they are often treated as such. Considered figures of good luck, they are important both to Taoist religion and Chinese culture. They are said to reside on Mount Pénglái.
The Bā Xiān
- Cáo Guójiù/"Royal Uncle Cao"
- Hán Xiāngzi
- Hé Xiāngū/"Immortal Woman He"
- Lán Cǎihé
- Lǐ Tiěguǎi/"Iron Crutch Lǐ"
- Lǚ Dòngbīn
- Zhāng Guǒlǎo
- Zhōnglí Quán
Depictions of the Bā Xiān
- The Bā Xiān figure prominently in the classical novel Journey to the West.
- In the film Forbidden Kingdom, Jackie Chan's character Lu Yun claims to be one of the Bā Xiān.
|Deities and Supernaturals||Guānyīn • Xī Wáng Mǔ|
|Groups||Bā Xiān • Lóng Wáng • Sanhuang Wudi|
|Locations||Kūnlún Mountains • Mount Pénglái|
|Cross-country mythology||Sūn Wùkōng|