Friday, 30 December 2011

About Monkey King (Sun Wukong)

Monkey King on Wii

Sun Wukong (孙悟空), also known as the Monkey King is a main character in the classical Chinese epic novel Journey to the West (西遊記). In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India. (Source: Wikipedia).

Monkey King in the original Chinese Novel
Name: Sun Wukong (Monkey King).
Country of origin: China.
Created by: Wu Cheng'en.
Year of creation: 16th century.
First appearance: Journey To The West (Novel).

More info about this character:
Sun Wukong possesses an immense amount of strength; he is able to lift his 8,100 kg staff with ease. He is also superbly fast, able to travel 54,000 kilometers in one somersault. Sun knows 72 transformations, which allows him to transform into various animals and objects; he has trouble, however, transforming into other people, because he is unable to complete the transformation of his tail. He is a skilled fighter, capable of holding his own against the best generals of heaven. Each of his hairs possesses magical properties, and is capable of transforming either into a clone of the Monkey King himself, or various weapons, animals, and other objects. He also knows spells that can command wind, part water, conjure protective circles against demons, and freeze humans, demons, and gods alike.
(Source: Wikipedia).

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