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Fuk Luk Sau: Shou Xing

Shou Xing is perhaps the most popular of the three stars, and is often portrayed alone. Legend says that Shou Xing spent nine years in the womb, and born with an extraordinarily large forehead. His mother saw the star of the South Pole the night he was conceived; this star is said to determine the time of a person's death, so Shou Xing is often called "The Old Deity of the South Pole."

Shou Xing is usually seen holding the Peach of Immortality, and carrying a peach wood staff. Legendary says that the celestial peach was the Queen of Heaven's favorite fruit, which blossomed once ever 3,000 years with it taking another 3,000 year for the peach tree to bear fruit. Thus a bite of the celestial peach could gain longevity.

In typical illustrations of Shou Xing, a crane, a bat, a deer, or some combination of these may be near him, though they are sometimes associated with the other two stars ("deer" is similar in pronounciation of the character for Lu's name).

What does SmilingBamboo's Uncle Fu look more similar to? ;)

Alternative Names:
Fu Lu Shou, Three Star Gods, Auspicious Trinity, Fu Shou Lou, Fuk Luk Sau

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