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A 10-storey hotel near Beijing, China, built in the form of -- and to the honour of -- the three Taoist Star Gods, Fu, Lu, and Shou
A 10-storey hotel near Beijing, China, built in the form of -- and to the honour of -- the three Taoist Star Gods, Fu, Lu, and Shou

Among the most popular of the Taoist deities are The Star Gods, General Kung, Hotei, and The Kitchen God.

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Petitioning the Taoist Deities

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An small shrine to Guan Yu, also known as Kwan Ti or General Kung. the red-faced Military God
An small shrine to Guan Yu, also known as Kwan Ti or General Kung. the red-faced Military God

Fu

  • Fu, also known as Fuk, is the Star God of Happiness ...

Guan Yu

  • Guan Yu or Kwan Yu (160 - 219) was a Chinese military leader who was famed a just, loyal, and noble warrior. After his death in battle, he was deified as Kuan Kung, Kwan Kung, Guan Gong ('Lord Guan), or General Kung (Lord General), Kuan Ti, the Military General God and Military Emperor God. His veneration is a particular feature of Southern Chinese culture, both in China and in the American diaspora... Among the Cantonese people who immigrated to California during the mid-19th century, the worship of Guan Yu was an important element. Statues and tapestry images of the god can be found in a number of historical California joss houses (a local term for Taoist temples), where his name may be given with various Anglicized spellings, including Kwan Dai, Kwan Tai, Kuan Ti, Kuan Kung, Wu Ti, Mo Dai, Guan Di, Kuan Yu, Kwan Yu, or Quan Yu. The Mendocino Joss House, a historical landmark also known as Mo Dai Miu, The Military God-King's Temple, or Temple of Kwan Tai, built in 1852, is a typical example of the small shrines erected to Guan Yu in America. To some Taoists he is known as Guan Shendi or Guan Shendijun (Saintly Emperor Guan) the subduer of demons.

Hotei

  • Hotei, also known as Ho Tei, is the Rice God, a deity of abundance and wealth, often depicted with a bag of rice and large boat- or slipper-shaped ingots of gold bullion in his hands. Among syncretic Taoist-Buddhists, especially in America, he is sometimes referred to as Hotei Buddha, The Lucky Buddha, or The Laughing Buddha.

Lao Tse

  • Lao Tse, the Star God of magic and mysticism ...

Lu

  • Lu, also known as Luk, is the Star God of Wealth ...

Mazu

  • Mazu or Matsu, also known as The Mother Goddess of the Sea is ...

Shou

  • Shou, also known as Sho, Sau, and Suk, is the Star God of longevity ...

Tu Di Gong

  • Tu Di Gong or Fu De, also known as The Earth God of wealth and merit, is ...

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  • Xxx, also known as The Jade Emperor, is the supreme ruler and head deity of the celestial court...
  • Xxx, also known as The Supreme Pure One, is one of the The Pure Ones...
  • Xxx, also known as The Grand Pure One, is one of The Pure Ones and the treasurer of the spirits...
  • Xxx, also known as The Kitchen God, is the Guardian of the hearth and health...
  • Xxx, also known as The Queen Mother of the West, is the Guardian of the Peach of Immortality and monarch of the Kunluns...
  • Xxx, also known as The Eight Immortals, are eight worthies of mastery and wisdom ...
  • Xxx, also known as Fox Spirits, are trickster revealers and shrewd allies ...

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