During the Tomorrow Shun period, there was a villager named Dai Xiaoyi in Qiantang County, Zhejiang Province. He was about 20 years old, with a rough and strong personality. There were several acres of paddy fields in his home. His wife, Wu Shifang, is eighteen years old. Although she is also a village girl, she has picturesque eyebrows and a graceful figure, which is quite beautiful.
Xiaoyi has been both happy and worried since marrying this flowery and jade-like wife. The happy thing is that Wu's appearance is outstanding, and he is well known in this village, but the worry is that he has an ordinary appearance. I'm afraid he can't keep her. , so she is always on strict precautions, not to mention that strangers generally cannot enter the house, even Mrs. Wu doesn't let her go out easily to show her face.
One night, the husband and wife had just gone to bed and fell asleep, when they suddenly heard the noise of people outside the window, as if there were carriages and horses passing by, and then a person said loudly: "Dai Xiaoyi is just a countryman, how dare he dare to come here when he is immortal?" I can't fall asleep with my wife in my arms." Xiao Yi was awakened from the dream, and was shocked when he heard this, and hurriedly got up and walked to the window to look out through the gap.
I saw a dozen or so people outside holding gauze lanterns, surrounded by a man riding a pony standing outside. This person is dressed in purple and wears a golden crown, and his appearance is similar to that of Goro among the Wutong gods worshiped in the Wutong Temple in the village (Wutong God, also known as "God Lang", is a demon that roams the countryside and prostitutes wives and daughters. , also known as the "God of Wudang" because he specializes in treachery and evil. People worship it to avoid suffering and gain blessings, and to make money. Therefore, they are worshiped as the God of Wealth. Wutong God is widely worshiped in temples in the south of the Yangtze River in the form of idols. "Liao Zhai There is a chapter in Strange Tales dedicated to this god, interested students can read it).
People in the village have always been in awe of this god, so Xiaoyi wanted to wake up Mrs. Wu and go out to worship together. But God Wulang suddenly said to him through the window: "Don't disturb the beauty, I am here just for her this time."
Xiao Yi was about to kowtow to him, but when he heard this, he couldn't help being shocked and angry. He is jealous by nature, and he knows that this god is used to prostitution of wives and daughters, and that many young women in the nearby towns and villages have been raped miserably, so when he heard Wulang God's words, he was furious, and he couldn't care less about fear, and shouted loudly He shouted out of the window: "You are just a prostitute, how can you be a god. I don't believe that you can really harm me." After speaking, he turned back and lay on the bed, as if he didn't know there was anyone outside.
He heard Wulang God calling his name again outside the window, and he responded casually: "I'm already asleep, what else do you want? Besides, my wife may not be easy for you to get like other people's wives." Luo listened to Wulang God laughing outside the window: "I knew you were very stubborn and couldn't be influenced by reason, so just wait and see."
Immediately, he heard him yelling at his followers to leave, galloping away like a wind and rain, and the silence outside the window was restored in an instant. At this time, Xiaoyi shook Wu Shi awake and told her what happened just now. After hearing this, Wu Shi was very scared. Xiao Yi smiled and comforted her and said, "Look at me, I am as strong as a tiger and as strong as an ox. What can I do? You just need to rest assured."
Only after hearing this did Wu feel a little relieved.
The next morning, Xiaoyi went to the field to sow seeds, but she was very worried about Mrs. Wu, so she went back four times from morning to afternoon, but there was nothing unusual at home, and Mrs. Wu was fine. The neighbors who worked together in the village joked to him for some unknown reason: "Why are you so diligent today? Could it be that your sister-in-law is also waiting at home to sow seeds?" After hearing this, Xiaoyi was very embarrassed, but he couldn't tell everyone. I had no choice but to laugh.
When he returned home at dusk, he discussed with Wu about resisting the god of obscenity. The two put a big stone behind the door first, then closed the window, and asked Wu to sew up her trousers before going to bed. Xiao Yi also took a sharp shovel and put it next to the pillow as a weapon. Be well prepared and well defended.
But the couple waited in fear for three days without any abnormality, and Wu gradually became bored, and said to Xiaoyi: "You are not the Wulang God you saw in your dream, right? If there is such a thing, with God Welling, are you still afraid of you and dare not come?" Xiao Yi didn't take it seriously, and never dared to relax his guard. On the fourth night before the third watch, Xiao Yi suddenly heard the sound of horseshoes approaching from far and near outside, he knew something was wrong, so he quickly pushed Wu Shi awake and said to her, "God Wulang is here, Lying in bed is unavoidable, you should get up quickly."
Wu's Huarong turned pale and trembled when she heard the fright, she was at a loss for a moment and didn't know what to do. After a while, I heard the strong wind blowing rubble outside, the stone behind the door moved aside by itself at some point, and the closed windows were opened for no reason. .
Xiao Yi felt his heart pounding in the room, he froze on the spot and didn't move, he forgot the sharp weapon in his body for a while, instead he just put his arms around and waited.
After a while, the candle was blown out, and the room was pitch black. After a while, a candle was slowly entering the door. Xiao Ding took a closer look, and it turned out that a soap-clothed attendant walked in with a candlestick in his hand. He looked back into the room again, but was surprised to find that everything except the bed had disappeared, and even the sharp shovel had disappeared without a trace. Lie on the bed with her eyes closed, Wu's clothes and trousers were undone by herself, and she was stripped clean in a blink of an eye, like a jade leafless flower in a slip of paper.
Seeing this at first glance, Xiao Xiao couldn't help feeling disheartened for a while, and even more frightened in his heart.
After a while, I saw a man in purple clothes and golden crown walk in the door. It was the Wulang God I saw the day before yesterday. He looked at Xiao Yi with his hands behind his back and said with a smile: "It's really not easy to get your wife."
Then he turned his head and said to his followers: "It is not appropriate to have such an ordinary person beside the couch, take him away quickly." As soon as he finished speaking, a ghost came to drive Xiao Yi away, and Xiao Yi felt dizzy for a while, and his eyes fell apart for a moment. He came outside the house without dust on his feet, and only heard the sound of "frame" behind him, and the two doors were tightly closed.
Xiaoyi wakes up and takes a closer look, he is under the eaves, the outside is pitch black, only green phosphorous dots hovering up and down. He was even more frightened in his heart, and he was flustered for a moment and his legs were weak and he stood on the spot without daring to move.
But it didn't take long before I heard Wulang God's teasing laughter from the window, and the voice of intimacy was endless, and Wu was silent in the house. There are also coquettish voices, and the lewd appearance can be imagined for a while.
At this time, Xiaoyi was shocked for a while, and became angry again in his heart, wanting to take revenge on Wulangshen, but there was no good way. Fortunately, after a while, the phosphorous fire was also extinguished, and the monster seemed to be a little far away, so Xiao Yi wanted to find someone who could help him.
But after thinking about it, the people in this village have always been afraid of this god, but there is a teacher surnamed Liu in the left neighbor who is very courageous and has always been dissatisfied with what Wutong God does. Maybe he can be asked for help The strength of a hand is also unknown. Thinking of this, he wanted to find the plot of Mr. Liu's Ghost 4 Taboo , but he was afraid that he would be discovered by Wulang God when he went out from the gate of the courtyard, so he climbed over the wall and went out.
When Mo Hei came to Mr. Liu's house, he found that he was still awake, sitting under the lamp and arranging books. When he saw Xiaoyi's sudden visit, he couldn't help being very surprised. After listening to Xiaoyi stammering the whole story, the old man couldn't help but be furious and said, "To do such a filthy thing in the identity of a god can't even be compared to a human being. I've hated them for a long time, you Come back to your house with me, and I will teach him a good lesson in front of you." Xiaoyi was a little skeptical when he heard this, and hesitated for a while. Seeing this, Mr. Liu said with a ruler in his hand: "You don't have to be afraid. If you don't listen to me, I'll teach him a lesson, and I'm sorry he won't dare to resist!" Xiaoyi had no choice but to go back with her husband, and still climbed over the wall and returned to the courtyard.
Before he got to the door, he suddenly heard Goro God in the house saying in a panic: "This old man is coming, I have to avoid it quickly, otherwise I won't even be able to eat blood." Mr. Liu became even more angry when he heard it outside. He shouted loudly into the room: "Wulang, come out to see me quickly, don't you also have a human head and bark like an animal?" There was only silence in the room, and no one answered. Mr. Liu was furious and stood outside the door, yelling and cursing loudly. It took a while before the door creaked open, and Wulangshen walked out slowly with his head bowed. When he saw Mr. Liu, he prostrated himself at his feet to plead guilty.
Seeing this, Xiaoyi couldn't help but wonder why Goro was so afraid of him while not me. I heard Mr. Liu reprimanded loudly: "As the protector of one side, you dare to rape and humiliate the women without any scruples. Do you really think that my pen knife is not good? I will appeal to Jiuyan and prosecute ten places, so that you can respect me." There are no shrines and shrines left, and you lose the gods and fall into the ghost realm, see if I can do it." God Wulang didn't dare to argue, he just lay down on the ground and kowtowed non-stop. Mr. Liu reprimanded again: "If you don't give a serious warning this time, you will go back to your old ways next time. I don't have a wooden stick to beat you, so I can only teach you a lesson with the ruler in my hand." Go, Mr. Liu was unmoved, took out a ruler and hit him on the back dozens of times, Wulangshen didn't dare to resist, he just hissed in pain on the ground. After the beating, Mr. Liu said to him: "Nian you are in the position of a god, so this time I will only punish you lightly. You can leave quickly, and you will never forgive me if you fall into my hands again next time!" God Wulang nodded endlessly , In an instant, the gust of wind blew up and disappeared.
Xiao Yi couldn't hold back his tongue while watching, only now did he come back to his senses, so he asked Mr. Liu why Wulang God was so afraid of Mr. Mr. Liu smiled and said: "This is beyond what you can know. Do you think he is afraid of me, an old man? He is actually afraid of my awe-inspiring righteousness. You should go in and see your wife now. You can't blame her anymore, you and her should reconcile as before, don't abandon her because of what happened tonight, and I should go too." After saying that, she bid farewell to him and left. Xiaoyi sees Mr. farewell into the room, and sees that all the things have returned, except Wu Shi lying naked on the bed, as if obsessed. Xiao Yi hurriedly boiled ginger soup for her, and Wu Shi woke up. The two of them got up the next day to have a look, and found that the mud on the front steps of the house had fallen all over the floor, which must have come off from the beating of God Wulang last night. Xiaoyi prepared generous gifts and went to Mr. Liu's house with his wife to thank him. Unexpectedly, he saw an iron lock on the door of his house. He asked the neighbors around him and said that he had seen Mr. Liu go out with his luggage early in the morning, and he didn't know where he went. . Xiaoyi sighed endlessly in his heart, suspecting that he is also a kind of god. Then I went to the Wutong Temple to check, and found that the fifth statue had peeled off several pieces of mud clothing from the waist down, and the rest were the same as before.
Author's note: The origin of Wutong God is very complicated. It is one of the important gods in the folk beliefs in the Jiangnan area. It originated from the folk belief in ghosts and was finalized in the Tang Dynasty. The number of "five" is influenced by the theory of Yin-Yang and Five Elements in ancient China. In the Tang Dynasty, Wutongshen was the five righteous gods who could benefit one side, and it was officially granted in the Song Dynasty. But since the Song Dynasty, the image of Wutong God and the image of Wutong Immortal in Buddhism have been blended in the process of spreading. Affected by Wutongxian, Wutongshen began to become an evil god. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Wutong God finally completely transformed into a god of folk obscenity, and was banned and destroyed many times.