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CAI-SHEN

Chinese Wealth God

Also known as TS'AI SHEN, ZHAO-XUANTAN, CHAO-HSUAN-T'AN, ZHAO-GONGMING

God of Prosperity and Profit

He’s the Heavenly Treasurer-in-Chief and God of Wealth, having been elevated to Godly status after a spot of mountain meditation.

Once a mortal general named Zhao who fought for the Emperor Zhou (ZHOU-WANG), he rode a black tiger into battle and was armed with exploding pearls.

Fat and cheerful, CAI-SHEN still rides his black tiger and wields a rod of iron. His Godly Accountant is a dab hand with diamonds and pearls, and putting an image of him in your home will do your bank balance no end of good.

CAI-SHEN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CAI-SHEN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Wealth
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Tsuy Sshun
Alternative names : TS'AI SHEN, ZHAO-XUANTAN, CHAO-HSUAN-T'AN, ZHAO-GONGMING
Popularity index : 11822

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Article last updated on 08 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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