King Zhou is based upon the real life person King Zhou of Shang, also known as Emperor Xin of Shang, the last king of the Shang Dynasty. He ruled for 29 years from years 1075 BC to 1046 BC. He was noted for his intelligence and quick wit, and it is claimed that he could hunt wild animals with just his bare hands.
His ultimate reputation concerns his relationship with Daji. She eventually became his concubine due to her incredible beauty that captivated this king. It was from her influence, however, that he became corrupted and acquired the name Zhou (周) which can be interpreted as that part of the saddle or harness most likely to be soiled by the horse.
Zhou is one of the main subjects of Fengshen Yanyi, an ancient Chinese novel.
Prisoners • Famous legends • True legends • Female • Male • From tasks (Tasks • Tokens) • From famous cities • From special paradises • From strongholds • From the shop • From wildlands • From Buzhou Mountain • Namesake