MANDALAS 3068 - Emperor Dixin, Star of Celestial Joy
|Art:||Federica Porpora - Mindwork Studio
|Sculptor:||Alessandro De Patre & Victor Aguilar|
|Box art:||Qi Zhang|
Emperor Dixin was the last emperor of the Shang dynasty in Chinese history. The
mythological novel, "The Investiture of the Gods," commences with Dixin's act of
blasphemy against Nüwa, the supreme Goddess. Upon seeing her statue in the
temple, he was captivated by her beauty and left an erotic poem, infuriating the
Goddess. As revenge, she sent three demons to corrupt Dixin's empire.
Dixin is a representation of tyranny in Chinese history, alongside his second wife Daji,
who together invented many torture techniques and brutally murdered numerous loyal
citizens of the empire. Dixin was ultimately defeated by the armed forces led by Jiang
Ziya near the capital of Zhaoge, and the three demons were executed. Driven to
despair, Dixin set fire to his tower and committed suicide. During the investiture
ceremony of the Gods following his death, he was canonized as the "Star of Celestial
Joy," the God of Weddings.