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FU-XING

Picture of FU-XING from our Chinese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Chinese Good Luck God

Also known as FUK-XING, FU-HSING

Lucky Star God of the San-Xing

A God of Happiness and Good Luck, he’s bright and cheery with boundless optimism. Highly recommended.

The legend tells that Emperor Wu Ti (502-550 A.D) was besotted with midgets. When news came that the district of Dazhou was absolutely packed with tiddly people, he was delighted. (Why this place should be rich in midgets has never been adequately explained.)

The imperious Emperor ordered that all midgets be taken from their families and brought to the Imperial Court. There they would be forced to serve as his clowns like some oriental premonition of the Munchkins. (Wasn’t there a Yellow Brick Road in Old China?)

Everyone in Dazhou was heartbroken, especially the mothers of the midgets. But Yang Cheng, the Governor of Dazhou, was a kind-hearted soul and, risking his very life, wrote a forceful petition to the Emperor asking him to please leave off.

Instead of the instant death such impudence had earned him, Yang Cheng was granted his request by the abashed Emperor. The midgets and their mothers were so grateful, they bowed down and worshipped him... and lo! he became FU-XING, the God of Happiness and Disasters Averted.

As well as the other SAN-XING, he also hangs out with GUO-ZIYI, another unexpected Happiness God.

FU-XING FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : FU-XING
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Good Luck
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Foo Sheeng
Alternative names : FUK-XING, FU-HSING
Popularity index : 9160
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Article last updated on 15 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "FU-XING: God of Good Fortune from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 August 2014.

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