Encyclopedia: Yin Kui

Yin Kui; Yin K‘uei; 殷馗

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Yin Kui 殷馗

Lived: Unlisted

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Served: Han

An expert in astrology, he predicted a Perfect Man would rise, later thought to mean Cao Cao.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Yin K‘uei
Simplified Chinese: 殷馗
Pronunciation: Yin1 Kui2

Birthplace: Liaodong

Name Notes: ‘Yin Ku’ in chapter 32 of the online Brewitt-Taylor translation; likely a typo as he is Yin Kui elsewhere.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 31, 32, 37

Sanguozhi: Wei 1

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May 13, 2014