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Meaning & History
From a combination of the characters 句 (gou, meaning “hooked”) and 芒 (mang, meaning “awn”). Goumang is the Chinese god of wood who oversees the spring and the east, especially the rising place of the sun. He is commonly depicted as a figure with a human face and bird’s body, standing astride two dragons. Goumang is also a messenger of the supreme god Di.