The Eight Immortals crossing the sea (chinese pinyin:ba xian guo hai) are very familiar mythological stories among Chinese people. The eight immortals here refer to the eight immortals of Taoism, namely TieGuaili, HanZhongli, ZhangGuolao, LanCaihe, HeXianggu, LvDongbin, Han Xiangzi and CaoGuojiu. The eight were elevated from mortals to immortals by the reveal of immortals.
The Eight Immortals crossing the sea
Journey to the west by Wu Chengen, a novelist of the Ming Dynasty
It's said that when the eight immortals went to Penglai Fairy Island, TieGuaili suggested that they should go over the sea, but they could not cross the sea with their own magic skills. Eight immortals showed their unique skills one after another. Han Zhongli took the lead in throwing the plantain fan into the sea, lying on the fan with his chest open and belly open, and drifting away. He Xiangu threw the lotus into the water, and suddenly it give off a red light. She stood on the lotus and drifted with the waves. Later, Lv Dongbin, Zhang Guolao, Cao Guojiu, tieguaili, Han Xiangzi, Lan Caihe also threw their treasures into the water and swam to the East China Sea with the help of the treasures.