interesting article on the Monkey

interesting article on the Monkey King and how to use him as a PC patron over on Roll the Bones
I do agree that, with “party of adventurers” games, a metagame device to hold the party together is more elegant and
refined than simply having a suspension of disbelief on the party of the players as to why they are hanging together. For an eastern flavored game, Monkey King works very well for the reasons given, but I wonder what other mythological patrons might work in other contexts and milieus.