Lu Tung-pin; Lü Dongbin

Lu Tung-pin is one of the Baxian (Eight Immortals), who are frequently depicted in Daoist artwork. He is said to have been a reclusive scholar in 8th century China who attained immortality at the age of 50. In his right hand he holds a Daoist fly-brush and across his back is usually slung a sword. Before ascending to heaven, he traveled the world for some four centuries, slaying dragons and aiding those in need.