"Gods" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shén míng deities / gods
 jì sì to offer sacrifices to the gods or ancestors
 Fēng shén Bǎng Investiture of the Gods, major Ming dynasty vernacular novel of mythology and fantasy, very loosely based on King Wu of Zhou's 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] overthrow of the Shang, subsequent material for opera, film, TV series, computer games etc
 shén chū guǐ mò lit. Gods appear and devils vanish (idiom) / to appear and disappear unpredictably / to change rapidly
 shè jì state / country / the Gods of earth and grain
 guǐ fǔ shén gōng supernaturally fine craft (idiom) / the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
使 guǐ shǐ shén chāi demons and gods at work (idiom) / unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
 yuàn tiān yóu rén (idiom) to blame the gods and accuse others
 sān huáng Three Sovereigns, between Gods and Emperors in third millennium BC / usually listed as Suiren 燧人[Sui4 ren2], Fuxi 伏羲[Fu2 Xi1], trapping and writing, Shennong or Farmer God 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2]
 zhǐ qián ritual money made of paper burnt for the Gods or the dead
 míng bright / opposite: dark 暗[an4] / (of meaning) clear / to understand / next / public or open / wise / generic term for a sacrifice to the gods
 Fēng shén Yǎn yì Investiture of the Gods, major Ming dynasty vernacular novel of mythology and fantasy, very loosely based on King Wu of Zhou's 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] overthrow of the Shang, subsequent material for opera, film, TV series, computer games etc
 shàng gòng to make offerings (to gods or ancestors) / to offer gifts to superiors in order to win their favor
 fèng sì to offer sacrifice (to Gods or ancestors) / to consecrate / dedicated to
 zuò to grant or bestow / sacrificial flesh offered to the gods (old) / blessing / title of a sovereign (old)
 shān méng hǎi shì to pledge undying love (idiom) / oath of eternal love / to swear by all the Gods
 hǎi shì shān méng to pledge undying love (idiom) / oath of eternal love / to swear by all the Gods
 méng shān shì hǎi to pledge undying love (idiom) / oath of eternal love / to swear by all the Gods
 lán cuī yù zhé premature death of a budding talent / those whom the Gods love die young
 zhǐ xǔ zhōu guān fàng huǒ , bù xǔ bǎi xìng diǎn dēng only the official is allowed to light the fire / Gods may do what cattle may not / quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
 tiān dù yīng cái heaven is jealous of heroic genius (idiom) / the great have great hardship to contend with / those whom the Gods love die young
 tiān xīn center of the sky / will of heaven / will of the Gods / the monarch's will
 jìng guǐ shén ér yuǎn zhī to respect Gods and demons from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
 qīng zhuó wine offered to gods in worship
 sì shén to offer sacrifices to the gods
 Shén Fó Gods and Buddhas
 shén gōng guǐ fǔ supernaturally fine craft (idiom) / the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
使 shén chāi guǐ shǐ the work of gods and devils (idiom) / unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
 shén ài shì rén the gods love the common people (idiom)
 shén pǔ list of Gods and Immortals / pantheon
 Xǔ Zhòng lín Xu Zhonglin or Chen Zhonglin 陳仲琳|陈仲琳 / (c. 1567-c. 1620), Ming novelist, to whom the fantasy novel Investure of the Gods 封神演義|封神演义 / is attributed, together with Lu Xixing 陸西星|陆西星
 Hè ěr mò sī Hermes, in Greek mythology, messenger of the Gods
 Chén Zhòng lín Xu Zhonglin or Xu Zhonglin 許仲琳|许仲琳 / (c. 1567-c. 1620), Ming novelist, to whom the fantasy novel Investure of the Gods 封神演義|封神演义 / is attributed, together with Lu Xixing 陸西星|陆西星
西 Lù Xī xīng Lu Xixing (1520-c. 1601), Ming Daoist author, to whom the fantasy novel Investure of the Gods 封神演義|封神演义 / is attributed, together with Xu Zhonglin 許仲琳|许仲琳
 zhāi jì to offer sacrifices (to gods or ancestors) whilst abstaining from meat, wine etc
 chóu shén to offer thanks to the gods
 sān guān dà dì the three gods in charge of heaven, earth and water (Daoism)
 ráng jiě to pray to the gods for the avoidance of a misfortune
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