As the 100th son of Zhou Wen and Wang Jichang, Lei Zhenzi was very successful in the battle of King Wu, but in the end it did not seem to be crowned. In "The Romance of the Gods", such as Li Jing, Nezha, Yang Yan, etc., all who have a deity are clearly described, and Lei Zhenzi is not mentioned, which equates him to Lei Gong, but this is a mistake.
Lei Zhenzi has not been banished, and one of the businessmen he killed is the folk rumor Lei Gong.
At the end of the Qing Dynasty, Huang Feiran's "The Interpretation of the Truth" cloud: "The thunder god shaped by today's custom is like a fighter, with naked breasts and abdomen, two wings on his back, three foreheads, a red face like a monkey, and a long, sharp chin. Like a hawk, but the claws are stronger. Hold the wedge in the left hand and hold the mallet in the right hand to strike. From top to side, there are five consecutive drums, and the left foot is a drum, called Lei Gong Jiang Tianjun. "
The appearance of the above image is roughly consistent with that of Lei Zhenzi, but there is a difference. Thunder ’s weapon is a golden stick, while Lei Gong ’s hand is a hammer and a wedge. Hammering the wedge can thunder and discharge.
What really matched Lei Gong's image completely was a business man named Xin Huan, who was killed by Lei Zhenzi during the battle with Xiqi.
The above description is roughly consistent with the appearance of Lei Zhenzi, but there is one difference: Lei Zhenzi's weapon is a gold stick, while Thunder ’s weapon is a hammer and a wedge, which can hit the wedge, causing thunder and lightning. The one that most closely matched the image of Lei Gong was a general named Xin Huan. In the battle with Xiqi, Lei Zhenzi hit the head gate with a gold stick and died.
Xin Huan's appearance is similar to that of Lei Zhenzi. There is a poem that reads: Two wings ring in the air, wearing a tiger crown, a red date-like face, Bao Guanghan on the top, a safe country with a hammer drill, an anger on his mouth. Unstoppable, flying like a rush.
Xin Huan's weapon is a pair of hammer wedges, which is exactly in line with what we have described as Thunder King. After Xin Huan was killed by Lei Zhenzi, he was indeed named as the "Thunder God". From this we can see that the image of Lei Gong, a hammer drill in the folk, is more like Xin Huan than Lei Zhenzi.