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God of Happiness
English 1- Louise S. Mcgehee School
Shou-Hsing is the ancient Chinese god of time, stars, and immortality. He is the brother of Fu-hsing. Shou-Hsing is the symbol of immortality. He rules over: life plan, date of death, and reincarnation (Byte).
Lu-Hsing is the Chinese god of pay and employees. He is also the brother of Fu-Hsing. He rides on deer, and so the deer is his symbol. Prosperity, success, employment, and law, are the categories that Lu-Hsing rules over (Byte).
Fu-Hsing is the Chinese god of happiness. He is symbolized by the bat. His name, Fu-Hsing, means lucky star (Byte).
“Chinese New Year”
The Myth Behind Fu-Hsing
Once there was a judge named Yang Ch’en who was from Hunan province and courageously requested to the emperor, Wu-ti, to stop enslaving the citizens of the Hunan province. Most of the people who were enslaved were midgets because Wu-ti thought they were too short (Chinese New Year)..
Emperor Wu-ti returned the slaves to the homes because he was touched by the determination and bravery of Ch’en (Chinese New Year).
The midgets were so happy because of this that they made monuments and shrines to their hero, Fu-Hsing, the god of happiness (Chinese New Year). .
(Chinese New Year)
The Appearance of
The God of Happiness, Fu-Hsing, is often shown wearing the blue robes of a judge (Byte).
Fu-Hsing is also known to have a cheerful smile always present on his face (Byte).
Fu-Hsing is often seen with little children. He loves seeing the children happy (Byte).
The Name: Fu-Hsing
Chinese writing for “bat”