Guardian at Heaven's Gate
General Guan Yu
(The righteous god of war.)
As a general, he was known for his strength, bravery, and loyalty to his men. As an individual, he was respected for his honour and righteousness.
As a mighty warrior, he is a slayer of evil, protecting those he watches over from ill fortune. As the embodiment of honesty and integrity, he is often displayed by businesses as a sign of trustworthiness and as a defender of their good name. While as an upholder of the code of brotherhood and a symbol of fraternal loyalty, he is worshipped by everyone from Chinese immigrants in foreign lands, to the Hong Kong police force and even underground triad organisations.
After his death, he was given the name Guan Gong, meaning Lord Guan, and is often depicted with his brother Zhang Fei, particularly on the doors of homes or temples.
Though indeed a mighty warrior, he is more often worshipped as man of peace and guarantor of harmony than a simple God of War. He only became a soldier to try and prevent the country falling into chaos and to restore the land to peace. As such, it is his principles and the standards he stood for, rather than his wartime exploits, for which Guan Gong is remembered. In turn, it is his qualities as a man, rather than as a warrior, for which Guan Gong is revered.
It's made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it's still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!
• mst_ic dragon print (outside label on back of shirt)
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center