Historical Who is Who

EIGHT IMMORTALS

13th century
Lives
RELIGION

A group of revered Taoist individuals, each of whom is associated with a distinctive emblem, seven men and one woman (eighth):
Chung-li Ch'uan   -   a fan                                 Chang Kuo-lao   -   a drum
Lu Tung-pin         -   a sword                            Ts'ao Kuo-chiu    -   courtly costume + castanets
Li Tieh-kuai         -   beggar's iron crutch          Han Hsiang-tzu   -  flute
Lan Ts'ai-ho         -   flower basket                    Ho Hsien-ku         -  Lotus/bamboo ladle

http://www.sacred-texts.com/journals/jras/1916-21.htm

http://en.daoinfo.org/wiki/The_Eight_Immortals

Stories and pictures

The Stories of the Eight Immortals https://archive.org/details/StoriesAndMythsOfEightImmortals

http://pages.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/chin/bashian/bs0Intro.html

Pictorial images https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=eight+immortals&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=1XSZU8m1DaSi0QWazYDwDA&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1034&bih=504&dpr=1.5

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