Zao Shen

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Name Zao Shen
Actor King Lau
Dates  ???? - 2010 (killed by Dean Winchester)
Location
Occupation Chinese kitchen god
Episode(s) 5.19 Hammer of the Gods

History

Zao Shen is a Chinese god. He meets with a number of other gods to discuss the coming Judeao-Christian Apocalypse.

Characteristics

Zao Shen appeared as a middle-aged man overweight Asian man.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman strength - Can easily overpower humans as shown when he overpowered a man for the other gods to kill and eat.
  • Immortality

Weaknesses

  • Wooden stake
  • Higher beings (e.g. Lucifer)

Episodes

5.19 Hammer of the Gods

Zao Shen and a number of other gods meet up to discuss the Apocalypse at the Elysian Fields Hotel . He proclaims that they should just kill the vessels of Michael and Lucifer and be done with it. He gets defensive when Odin mocks his beliefs. He is later seen carving up one of the hotel guests in the lobby with a meat cleaver. He is then killed by Dean.

Zao Shen in Lore

Zao Shen, or Zao Jun, is the Kitchen god of Chinese folk religion and mythology. He is a very important domestic god. (his name meaning "Stove God" for Zao Shen, or "Stove Master"/"Lord Stove" for Zao Jun) as each year he makes a report to the Jade Emperor of Heaven on the activity of every household in China. The Jade Emperor either rewards or punishes based on Zao Shen's reports. Note that in lore, Zao Shen like sweet food like candy instead of human sacrifice as shown in Supernatural.