Type: A Fish Spirit, ex-Marshall of Heaven, ex- Ferocious Monster
Home: Cave on Fuling Mountain
Pigsy (Zhu Bajie) appears as a disciple of the monk TRIPITAKA in Journey To The West.
He was originally a heavenly marshal, commander-in-chief of 80,000 Heavenly Navy Soldiers. Unfortunately he was a glutton and a womanizer. Following a drunken attempt to make romantic advances that offended the Goddess of the Moon, he was banished from Heaven by the Jade Emperor.
On Earth, he accidently fell into a pig well and was reborn as a man-eating pig-monster known as Zhu Ganglie (“strong-maned pig”).
Looking for help for TRIPITAKA, GUAN-YIN converted him to Buddhism and he was tamed by SUN WUKONG.
PIGSY symbolizes the “instinctive center”, constantly looking out for himself. He is basically interested in food, sleep and women. He is in constant conflict with SUN WUKONG and tries to make him look bad in the eyes of TRIPITAKA.