Aquis Farm now enjoys the protection of a deity thanks to the installation of shrine to revered Chinese warrior Guan Yu.
Aquis Farm owner Tony Fung recently visited the farm to welcome the shrine and pay his respects.
Guan Yu (162-219) is one of the best known historical figures in ancient history and continues to gain popularity with young people due to his appearance in popular comics and movies. He is worshipped as a Daoist god, a Buddhist deity, and by Confucianists.
He is also a major character in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms that is a semi-historical novel said to be written at the end of the Yuan Dynasty period (1279-1368). The novel is one of China’s four greatest classic novels.
He was said to be a strong warrior and a successful and daring general who was loyal to his rulers. During his life as an important leader in the bloody conflicts of the fall of the Han Empire, he showed daring and fairness, and then he became a god.
Guan Yu is worshipped by many Chinese people today, especially in southern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Small shrines to Guan Yu are almost ubiquitous in traditional Chinese shops and restaurants. It is said that a shrine for him is in every Hong Kong police station.