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Pantheon of Universal Deities

Deities like heaven, earth, mountains, rivers and sea, are ubiquitous in Taiwanese folk religion. There are many famous temples that worship deities of this character in Tainan.

Tien-Kung Miao, also known as Tien-Tan, is listed as Grade III Historical landmark. Build in 1854; the temple worships Yu-Huang Ta-Ti (Great jade Emperor) who is accompanied by gods and goddesses from Chinese pantheon. Decorated with great and colorful ornaments, Tien-Kung Miao has been renovated for many times and still preserves valued sculptures and columns. People in Tainan always join the celebration of the birthday of the Jade Emperor on the ninth day of the first lunar calendar.

Chin-Fu Tzu is built in 1750 and listed as Grade III historical landmark. It worships Fu-Te Cheng-Shen, the Earth God, and preserves several valued tablets. Beside the earth god, Taiwanese worship Aquatic God also, Constructed in 1886 by Shen Chien-Sheu, Hai-Shen Miao, is case in this point and become a exhibition hall now.

Since 1742, San-Shan-Kuo Wnag Miao (Temple of Kingo of the three-Mountains Countr) had been undertaker several renovations. It is the only Cantonese style architecture in Taiwan and listed as Grade II historical landmark. It worships Mountain Chin, Ming and Du who are attended by Han-Wen Kung mainly. The temple was also called Chao-Shan Hui-Kuan for rooms ate the rear of the temple used t be the hostel for the immigrants form Chao Chou and Shan Tou of Cnaton. It is decorated with wonderful elements and door among folk's religion temples.

Known as Yueh-Ti Miao, Tung-Yueh Tien is a Grade III historical landmark build in 1674. Tung-Yueh Ta-Ti, also called Jen-Sheng Ta-Ti is associated with the legend of the Five Sacred peaks that is in charge of people's wealth, Fortune, emolument and life. Many people worship him because he is also a King of hall in the underworld. The statues are scared in the temple.

Build in 1739, Feng-Shen Miao (Temple of Win God) is listed ad Grade III historical landmark and one of the most important temple in Taiwan during the Ching Dynasty. The status of Frng-shen, Lei-Kungh and Tien-Mu are unique and the religious dignified as a historical conservation district now.

Five Aquatic gods are worshipped in Shui-Hsien Kung (Temple of Aquatic Gods) listed as Grade III historical landmark. The temple is closed to the meeting point of sea and land in Tainan. After World War II, it was rebuilt and still preserved many historical stone sculptures and decorations.

Temple of Navigation Tsung-Kan Kung, was constructed during the Yung-Li period of the Ming Dynasty (1674-1683) and listed as Grade III historical landmark Ni Yi, who was a navigation superintendent before deification is worshipped in this temple. Folk artist Chen Shou-Yi painted the portraits of the door panels and mural painting inside the temple.

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