Item Name: Yang Ren
Category: mythical personalities
Previous Owner: Xue Fusan and Xue Fuwen
Yang Ren is one of the characters in "FengShen Bang" (The Creation of the Gods.) He has a unique appearance. Yang was formerly a high minister of the Shang Dynasty who earnestly advised King Zhou against his plans to build the luxurious Deer Terrace Pavilion. The King ordered his men to dig out Yang Ren’s eyes. After his tragical death, Yang Ren’s anger moved the Morality God of Purity; the God brought him back to life with an elixir. He made hands grow out of Yang’s eyes, and eyes grow on both palms and the backs Yang’s two hands. Yang became a disciple of the God, and switched loyalty to the King of Zhou Dynasty to help end the Shang Dynasty tyranny.