Fortune gods: Caerus, Bes, Picus, Sors, Dedun, Mammon, Kubera, Kalfu, Guan Yu, Ikenga, Vaisravana, Ekeko, Mahakala, Budai, Tu Di Gong

 
9781155353944: Fortune gods: Caerus, Bes, Picus, Sors, Dedun, Mammon, Kubera, Kalfu, Guan Yu, Ikenga, Vaisravana, Ekeko, Mahakala, Budai, Tu Di Gong
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Caerus, Bes, Picus, Sors, Dedun, Mammon, Kubera, Kalfu, Guan Yu, Ikenga, Vai?rava?a, Ekeko, Mah?k?la, Budai, Tu Di Gong, Binb?gami, Agathodaemon, Ebisu, Fu Lu Shou, Kumugwe, Averruncus, Daikoku-ten, Gad, Fukurokuju, Cai Shen, Phra Phrom, Leib-Olmai, Rundas. Excerpt: Guan Yu (died 220) was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han Dynasty era of China. He played a significant role in the civil war that led to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of Shu Han of the Three Kingdoms, of which Liu Bei was the first emperor. As one of the best known Chinese historical figures throughout East Asia, Guan's true life stories have largely given way to fictionalized ones, mostly found in the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms or passed down the generations, in which his deeds and moral qualities have been lionized. Guan is respected as an epitome of loyalty and righteousness. Guan was deified as early as the Sui Dynasty and is still worshipped by many Chinese people today, especially in southern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and their descendants overseas. He is a figure in Chinese folk religion, popular Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism, and small shrines to Guan are almost ubiquitous in traditional Chinese shops and restaurants. Guan is traditionally portrayed as a red-faced warrior with a long lush beard. While his beard was indeed mentioned in the Records of Three Kingdoms, the idea of his red face may have derived from a later description of him in Chapter One of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, where the following passage appears: Alternatively, the idea of his red face could have been borrowed from opera representation, where red faces depict loyalty and righteousness. Supposedly, Guan's weapon was a guan dao named Green Dragon Crescent Blade, which resemble...

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