Good things come in threes when China gets going. Their name means ‘Three Stars’, and they are the starry-eyed stellar Gods who bring luck and wealth. Their names are FU-XING (God of Luck), LU-XING (God of Wealth), and SHOU-XING (God of Long Life). If you want to find them, it’s easy. Just look for the three stars of ORION’s Belt.
The SAN-XING are symbolically attended by stags, bats and cranes, which denote their respective qualities. You’ll find these on many a calendar at your local Chinese restaurant. This may seem a bit of a Chinese puzzle, but just about every animal in China is a symbol for something (see SI-LING).
The modern FENG-SHUI movement has claimed these three Gods for its own. A bewildering array of SAN-XING merchandise is available to cure all known ills, making them also the Three Gods of New Age Gift Stores