Over the centuries, Lu Dongbin was posthumously honored with a number of titles.
A popular derivation of this title can be seen on the old charm shown at the left.
The inscription reads fu you da di (孚佑大帝) which translates as the “Great Emperor of Trustworthy Protection”.
A circle with a dot in the middle takes the place of the square hole found in the center of most Chinese charms.
The reverse side of the charm, shown at the left, has a portrait of Lu Dongbin sculpted in very high relief.
Lu Dongbin was known for his drinking and fighting ability.
Extending outward from his left shoulder can be seen the hilt of a sword which he carries across his back.
This is his famous devil-slaying sword (宝剑) which symbolizes victory over evil.
For a further discussion of Lu Dongbin charms, please see Daoist Charms.