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The Chinese God Of Wealth

The God Of Wealth

People worship the God of Wealth because they Want to live a happy, affluent life. Every year on the Spring Festival (Lunar New Year), every family makes a practice of welcoming the God of Wealth and offering sacrifices to him, before members of the family gather together for a feast of jiaozi (dumplings with meat and stuffing, shaped like a yua, a gold or silver ingot). Jiaozi is said to be the "yua~ given by the God and it is believed that when one ushers in the God of Wealth and eats the jiaozi, fortune, happiness and wealth will come his way. On New Year's Eve, every household wel- comes the God of Wealth in the direction pointed by the traditional almanac. At midnight, someone will announce outside, I have brought you the of Wealth!" At this, the woman of the house will reward the courier with a doubao (dumpling stuffed with sweetened bean paste). In return she will re ceive a slip of paper that augurs good fortune.

List of Gods   : "God of Wealth"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Aequitas aka Aecetia" Roman Was the goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Like Abundantia, she is depicted with a cornucopia, representing wealth from commerce. Roman
Goddess name "Aje" Africa Goddess of wealth who appears as a fowl scratching the earth and was sent down with Oduduwa, the earth goddess.
Goddess name "Aje" Yoruba Goddess of wealth in all its forms Yoruba
Goddess name "Aje" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Goddess of wealth. She is thought to appear as a fowl scratching the earth and, in creation mythology, was sent down with ODUDUWA, the earth goddess....
Goddess name "Anumati" Sanskrit A lunar deity and goddess of wealth, intellect, children, spirituality and prosperity. Also Anumati is a type of full moon day in which the moon remains slightly cut and not fully full moon called as Chaturdashi bhiddha purnima Sanskrit
Goddess name "Ashiakie" Gan / district around Accra, Ghana, West Africa Goddess of wealth. The daughter of NAI, god of the sea, she was born in the ocean and came to land in a canoe. Her colors are red and white....
Goddess name "Ashiakle" Africa Goddess of wealth. The daughter of Nai, god of the sea, she was born in the ocean and came to land in a canoe. Ghana, West Africa
God name "Bhaga" India One of the Adityas, a god of wealth and marriage in Hinduism.
Demon name "Bishamon-Ten/ Bishamontenno/ Tiamontennu" Japan A god of wealth & protector of human life that chases demons
God name "Caishen" China God of wealth. China
God name "Chango" Africa A warrior god that Defense morals against enemies that want the land, wealth & women
God name "Daikokr" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven gods of fortune in Shintoism and often linked with the god EBISU. Originally a god of kitchens, he became a deity concerned with happiness. He is depicted as a fat, well-to-do figure seated on two rice bales and carrying a sack on his back. He also holds a hammer in his right hand. In depictions there is often a mouse nibbling at one of the rice bales. Small gold icons of the god may be carried as talismans of wealth. According to tradition, when Daikoku's hammer is shaken, money falls out in great profusion. In western Japan he is also syncretized with the god of rice paddies, TA-NO-KAMI, and thus becomes the god of Agriculture and farmers. He may have developed from the Buddhist god MAHAKALA....
God name "Daikoku" Japan God of wealth and happiness and one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. The god invoked specially by the artisans of Japan. He sits on a ball of rice, holding a hammer in his hand, with which he beats a sack; and every time he does so the sack becomes full of silver, rice, cloth, and other useful articles. Japan
God name "Dazhbog" Slavic God of the sky, wealth and war. Slavic
God name "Dazhbog/ Dabog/ Dazbog" Slavic A god of the sky, wealth & war
God name "Dei Lucrii" Roman Early gods of wealth, profit, commerce and trade. They were later subsumed by Mercury. Roman
Goddess name "Dhisana" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated with the acquisition of wealth. Also the name given to a bowl of fermented drink or soma....
Goddess name "Esme" Welsh Minor goddess of wealth, also seen as a gracious protector. Welsh
God name "Fu Shen" Chinese God of luck. He is often linked in iconography with TSAI SHEN, god of wealth, and SHOU LAO, god of longevity. Usually depicted with his son, and wearing blue robes, which sig nify his official position....
Deities name "Fukurokuju" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities in Shintoism concerned with fortune. He is allegedly a Chinese hermit who lived during the Sung dynasty and whose name means happiness, wealth and longevity. He is depicted as a little old man, bald and with a prominent high forehead. He carries a Book of sacred teachings tied to his staff. Other occasional attributes include a crane, deer or tortoise....
God name "Hades" Greek Or Pluton, Pluto, Plouton, Dis (Roman), and Aidoneus, the god of the lower world; Plato observes that people preferred calling him Pluton (the giver of wealth) to pronouncing the dreaded name of Hades or Aides. Hence we find that in ordinary life and in the mysteries the name Pluton became generally established, while the poets preferred the ancient name Aides or the form Pluteus. Greek
God name "Hsuan T'ien" China God of Wealth. China
God name "Ih P'en" Mayan Chthonioc fertility god, concerned with the growth of plants as well as family, property and other wealth Mayan
Goddess name "Ih P'eu" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic fertility god. The deity concerned with the growth of plants, and consort of the bean goddess IX KANAN. He is also god of family life, property and other wealth. The couple are invoked as a single personality with the sacrificeof turkeys and chickens at sowing time. Ih Fen may be represented sowing maize seed....
God name "Itzamna" Maya The founder of the Maya culture, taught his people to grow maize and cacao, as well as writing, calendars and Medicine. He was a good-natured god who was especially worshiped by the wealthier classes. He was associated with snakes and mussels. His father was Kinich Ahau or Hunab Ku. The city of Izamal was sacred to him.
Spirit name "Kubera (misshapen)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) God of riches. He was originally the head of the YAKSAS spirits of the Forests, but by Puranic times was associated with wealth and productivity. He is also a dikpala guardian of the northern quarter. The son of Pulastya and Idavida, his consorts include Yaksi, VASUDHARA and Vriddhi. Identified with the city of Alaka. He is depicted as a dwarfish figure riding upon a Brahman or a chariot. Color: white. Attributes: generally carrying a purse, but occasionally with various other items. Also Kuvera, Kauveri.(2) God of riches. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire. Also a dikpala or guardian of the northern quarter. Color: yellow. Attributes: ax, banner, club, cup, hook, Ichneumon disgorging jewels, noose, reliquary and occasionally a trident....
Goddess name "Lakshimi" Indian She is the goddess of beauty & wealth, but very fickle & claims no god can sustain her for very long
Goddess name "Lakshmi" India The goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. India
Goddess name "Laksmi" Hindu Goddess of Agriculture, love, beauty, prosperity, Lotus flowers, wealth, and pleasure Hindu / Puranic / India / Epic
God name "Laughing Buddha" China Popular Buddhist deity; god of happiness and wealth. China
Goddess name "Lennaxidaq" Kwakiutl Goddess of wealth and luck Kwakiutl
God name "Mammon" Syriac The god of this world. Mammon was the Syrian god of wealth, similar to Plutus of Greek and Roman mythology. Syriac
Deities name "Nanahuati (rumor)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, Nanahuatl and TECCIZTECATL cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. In an alternative tradition, in which Nanahuatl is the son of QUETZALCOATL and Tecciztecatl is the son of TLALOC, both deities are hurled into the fire by their fathers. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind might be engendered from their remains. Also Nanahuatzin....
Goddess name "Parendi" Hindu Minor goddess of prosperity associated with accumulating wealth. Hindu
Goddess name "Parendi" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated with the acquisition of wealth....
Deities name "Penates" Roman Hearth deities. These gods are a peculiarly Roman innovation, unknown to the Greeks. The penates, chosen individually by the head of the household, oversaw the domestic affairs of most Roman families. They were considered sufficiently important that, if a move was anticipated, they were taken to and established in the new residence a priori. They are represented in the form of small statues made of anything from clay to gold according to the wealth of the owner, and were provided with regular offerings of scraps of food....
God name "Pilnytis" Lithuania God of wealth. Lithuania
God name "Pluton" Greek The giver of wealth, at first a surname of Hades, the god of the lower world. Greek
Goddess name "Purandhi" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated with the acquisition of wealth and sometimes identified with Indra or other male deities....
Goddess name "Ra" Nigeria Goddess of wealth and fertility. Nigeria
Goddess name "Raka (1)" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. ). Associated with the acquisition of wealth....
God name "Revanta (with wealth)" Hindu God of hunters. The son of SURYA and SANJNA. Known mainly from eastern India and Gujarat, he protects mankind against the dangers of the Forest. Infrequently depicted in art....
God name "Sibika or Sivika" Sanskrit The weapon of Kuvera, the Vedic god of wealth equivalent to the Greek Pluto. Sanskrit
God name "Soului" Hua / southeastern Ghana, West Africa vegetation god. A benevolent deity who can bestow wealth as well as good harvests. He is also god of Medicine and of the sounds of music. His devotees wear white and daub white chalk on their faces. His symbol is the cowrie shell....
Goddess name "Sri(devi) (prosperity)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. An early name which was syncretized with that of LAKSMI to form Sri-Laksmi.(2) Goddess. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire who protect the Dalai Lama. A manifestation of the goddess DEVI sometimes seen in company with VIS NU, when conventionally she stands on his right. Her breasts are covered by a narrow band of cloth. She may be invoked to provide wealth (see also Laksmi). Her retinue includes the goddesses of the seasons and her animal is a mule. Color: blue. Attributes: chiefly cup and staff but on occasion several other objects including a pink lotus. Three-eyed and may be three-headed. Also LHA MO.(3) Goddess. Jain....
God name "T'an-Mo" China God of Regeneration and Wealth. China
God name "Tecciztecatl (conch shell lord)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico moon god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, NANAHUATL and Tecciztecatl cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. Alternatively, the pair are sons of QUETZALCOATL and of TLALOC and were hurled into the fire by their fathers. Also one of the group classed as the TEZCATLIPOCA complex. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed them selves for mankind....
Demon name "Tiamontennu" Maya A god of wealth who protected of human life by chasing away demons. Maya
God name "Tsai Shen" China A god of wealth, associated with the mandarins
God name "Tsai Shen Yeh aka Lu Shing" China Tsai Shen Yeh aka Lu Shing or The Star God of Wealth. God of wealth. China
God name "Vasudhara" Buddhist The Buddhist bodhisattva of abundance and fertility. She is considered to be the consort of Kuvera, the god of wealth.
God name "Veles" Slavic A major Slavic god of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is also the opponent of thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.
God name "Volos" Slavic God of cattle. wealth and commerce. Slavic

The God of Wealth, a member of the Taoist pantheon, is one of the most popular deities with the Chinese people of all walks of life. The god, however, varies from period to period, and from place to place. In modern times, there have been legends about a God of Wealth with a civil mien and a God of Wealth with military bearing. Of all the Gods of Wealth, the best-known has been Zhao Gongming, alias Zhao Xuantan. There are also two legends about this deity. One, based on the Feng Shen Yan Yi (Romance of the Canonized Gods), a novel by Xu Zhonglin of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), says that a person named Zhao Gongming once made his home in Luofu Cave on Mount Emei, cultivating himself according to Taoist doctrines. After he had attained the Tao, he acquired an immortal frame, extraordinary military skills, a black tiger as his mount and an iron rod as his weapon, complete with two talismansa Sea Calming Pearl and a Dragon-Tying Rope. Then King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty sent for him to help fight Jiang Ziya, the field marshal of King Wen of the Zhou Dynasty. In the battle to break through Jiang Ziya's Ten-Impasse Formation Zhao Gongming inflicted a disastrous defeat on Jiang Ziya. Because Zhao had assisted the tyrant King Zhou in oppressing the people, he was shot to death by arrows. Afraid lest the spirit of the departed should try to seek revenge, the victorious field mar shal honoured Zhao Gongming with the tide of God of Wealth. The Random Notes of Yingkou by Zhu Anren of the Qing Dynasty explain People extend their New Year greetings fit'st of all to the God of Wealtha gilt or coloured image of an eight-foot- tall man, flanked by the Wealth Usher on the left and the Treasure Carrier on the fight. This refers to the God of Wealth held up by rich people and wealthy merchantsa deity with a dark face, bushy whiskers, and iron helmet on his head and an iron rod in one hand, sitting astride a black tiger.