Xuanwu (玄武 “Dark Warrior” or “Mysterious Warrior”) or Xuandi (玄帝 “Dark Emperor”), also known as Zhenwu (真武) or Zhenwu Dadi (真武大帝 “True Warrior Great Emperor”), is a deity in Chinese religion, and one of the higher-ranking deities in Taoism.
He is revered as a powerful god, able to control the elements and capable of great magic. He is identified as the god of the north Heidi (黑帝 “Black Emperor”) and is particularly revered by martial artists.
Northern Great Emperor is a handsome man with silver hair. His face although handsome, looks like an exquisite ice sculpture.
Ancient Heavenly Court
Hall of Winter
Way of Eternal Life
To escape from the Way of the Heavenly Court, Northern arranged for his own death during the Destruction of the Ancient Heavenly Court. However, since he has a habit of not returning home for thousands of years at a time, his pet, Jade Great Turtle didn’t think anything was amiss.
Song Shuhang helped him by activating his resurrection array. Due to this reason, Northern has a favourable impression on him and give him lots of help to repay his kindness.
Senior Turtle is Northern’s pet and mount.
Mansion Lord Seven Lives’ Talisman
Due to her status as Cheng Lin’s daughter, Northern treats her like his daughter.
Blockhead Song always run to him for help whenever the former encountered enemies he can’t defeat.
Northern has an unrequited love towards Cheng Lin.
- Northern Great Emperor refers to himself as ‘the lofty one’ (孤; gū), This term of commonly employed by emperors, sovereigns and powerful kings during the Qin and Han dynasties. Sun Quan also used this term of address.
- His name was translated as Gu Beifang in the HTL. Author has confirmed that Northern (北方; Běifāng) was just his title, and not his actual name.
- There is another Northern Great Emperor under the service of Blockhead Song. This another Northern Great Emperor usually called as Northern Great Emperor Two to differentiate both of them.
- Northern Great Emperor likes to eat sour and spicy soft bean curd.
Links and References
|Eternal Life Being||Cheng Lin • Blockhead Song • Northern Great Emperor • Western Great Emperor • Southern Great Emperor • Eastern Great Emperor • White Dragon • Phoenix Rite • Soul Reaping Great Emperor • True Person Peach of Immortality|
|Notable Locations||Mysterious Island|
|Notable Events||Battle of Ruism|