Chinese Mythology

The Folk Gods and Spirits of the Middle Kingdom

CAISHEN

Chinese Wealth God

Also known as Ts'ai Shen, Zhao Xuantan, Chao Hsüan-T'an, Zhao Gongming, Chao Kungming

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, Caishen 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.

Caishen Facts and Figures

Name: Caishen
Pronunciation: Tsuy Sshun
Alternative names: Ts'ai Shen, Zhao Xuantan, Chao Hsüan-T'an, Zhao Gongming, Chao Kungming

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wealth
Area of expertise: Wealth

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1383

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Article last revised on September 25, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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