He-He Er Xian
|He-He Er Xian|
A statue of He and He
|Literal meaning||Harmonious-&-United 2 Immortals|
He-He Er Xian, translated as the Immortals of Harmony and Union and as the Two gods of Harmony and Union, are two Taoist immortals. They are popularly associated with happy marriages. He and He are typically depicted as boys holding a lotus flower (荷, hé) and a box (盒, hé).
- Door gods
- Hanshan the Poet and Shide the Monk, 9th c. prototypes of the two characters.
- Guanyin, also associated with a happy family
- Welch, Patricia Bjaaland (2008). Chinese art: a guide to motifs and visual imagery. Tuttle Publishing. p. 270.
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