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It was believed that the Five Gods of Fortune (Fu, Lu, Shou, Xi and Cai) were five auspicious stars in the sky. Fu, means good fortune. Lu means high position and handsome salary. Shou represents longevity, Xi represents happy life and Cai represents the great wealth.

Fu, Lu, Shou, Xi and Cai are essential to the human world. So these five gods are most powerful, influential and popular immortals among the common folk. The Chinese often regard them the ideal gift for social lives.

The god of Fu
In fact, the star of Fu referred to Jupiter. Over the centuries, it gradually evolved into a human image that could give people good fortune. It represents the five blessings befall to one's family, and the five blessings are: longevity, wealth, rank, peace and happiness, numerous offspring.

The god of Lu
The god of Lu is the six star of Kuidou in the seven Northern Constellations among the 28 constellations. According to the ancient Chinese horoscope (and Taoist belief), it was an auspicious star in charge of rank and salary. Scholars who strove to win an official position pay special attention to winning the favor of this god.

The god of Shou
The god of Shou is in charge of one's life span. People pray to him for a long life. He is an old man with a big forehead and large ears, holding a stick in hand. He often ride a deer, sometimes a crane, followed by a boy with peach. Bats hovering around the god of Shou.

The god of Xi
The god of Xi is the god of joyful life that people pray for. He can meet the needs of people to avoid bad luck, the pursuit of happiness, and more popular in the marriage. Marriage is one of the great joys of life, so a wedding ceremony is also called “Xi Shi” in Chinese.

The god of Cai
The god of Cai means the God of Great Wealth. It is the mythological figure worshipped in the Chinese folk religion and Taoism. He has been identified with many historical figures, viewed as his embodied forms. People often worship him during the Chinese New Year celebrations.



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