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Black and White Impermanence
The Da Er Ye Bo, literally "Black and White Impermanence", are two deities in Chinese folk religion in charge of escorting the spirits of the dead to the Underworld. As their names suggest, they are dressed in black and white respectively. They are the subordinates of Yama, the ruler of the Underworld in Chinese mythology, alongside the Ox-Headed and Horse-Faced Hell Guards. They are worshiped as fortune deities in Chinese temples in some countries. In some instances, the Da Er Ye Bo are represented as a single being – instead of two separate beings – also known as the Wuchang Gui literally "Ghost of Impermanence". Depending on the person it encounters, Da Er Ye Bo can appear as either a fortune deity who rewards the person for doing good deeds or a malevolent deity who punishes the person for committing evil.
大二爷伯,又称黑白无常,是华人传统文化中的两位神明,也是古今中国家喻户晓的 一对「阴差」。此二阴差手拿脚镣手铐,专辑拿在阳间作怪之鬼魂、并负责赏善罚恶 ,也是阎罗王、城隍和东狱大帝等、具有司法神职能之神明的部下。根据古代民间的 说法为二位原本是衙门差役,一次在押解要犯途中因一时的失误让犯人给脱逃了,二 人经商议后决定分头寻找,并约定在桥下会合。不料到了约定时辰,谢必安「大爷伯 」因大雨耽搁,无法赶到桥下会合;范无救「二爷伯」在桥下苦等多时,眼见河水暴 涨却不敢离去,深怕会因此而失信于谢,结果最终溺死河中(也就因此范二爷神像成 黑色全身缩水)。后来谢赶到见范殉难,痛不欲生,总觉得是自己害死了兄弟,於是 便上吊自尽了(谢大爷神像长舌,脸色苍白如纸)。二人仙逝后玉皇大帝感念其信义 便册封两人为冥界二神。