The Eight Immortals are actual figures from Chinese legend (Taoism, specifically), being eight individuals who attained immortality and various other magical powers by various means, usually as rewards after being tested by a Taoist sage Lao Tzu or another immortal. The magical weapons and items used to banish the Demon Sorcerers in the second season are also associated with them.
Powers and Abilities
The Immortals were masters of good chi magic and formidable martial artists as well. In the flashback, all of them defeated the 8 Demon Sorcerers with very little effort. They also created the Pan'ku Box to seal the demons' portals. Furthermore, the common items that represent their symbols are capable of banishing the each of the Demon Sorcerers back to the Netherworld.
|Patron of scholars||Sword||Shendu|
||Lotus pod||Tso Lan|
|Patron of actors||Castanets||Tchang Zu|
|Crippled begger||Gourd||Bai Tza|
|Hermit alchemist||Drum||Po Kong|