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Guan Yu (關羽), otherwise known as Kwan Yu or Guan Gong, was a Chinese military general whose martial prowess was so great that, after his death, he was deified as a God. In modern times, he is revered for his bravery and loyalty. He is popular among the common people and the underworld, being a popular symbol among the Chinese Triads.
As a man, Guan Yu was the embodiment of loyalty, honor, and strength. As a God, he is a guardian of justice, a hero to the downtrodden, the Saint of War. Guan Yu is revered as a leading subduer of demons in Taoism.