God of Wealth
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Cai Shen (財神) is the Chinese god of prosperity. He can be referred to as Zhao Gongming or Bi Gan.Though Cai Shen started as a Chinese folk hero, later deified and venerated by local followers and admirers, Taoism and Pure Land Buddhism also came to venerate him as a god.
Cai Shen's name is often invoked during the Chinese New Year celebrations. He is often depicted riding a black Tiger and holding a golden rod. He may also be depicted armed with any one of several iron weapons.
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