CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

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SAN-XING

Chinese Good Luck Gods

Also known as SAN-HSING, THREE-IMMORTALS

The Three Gods of Good Fortune, Happiness and Wealth

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

SAN-XING FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SAN-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 : Sarn Sheeng
Alternative names : SAN-HSING, THREE-IMMORTALS
Popularity index : 9956

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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. "SAN-XING: Gods of Good Fortune from Chinese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 26 July 2014.

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