|Me and The God of Prosperity|
"Hogwash!", you say. Well, that was what I thought too. Then you go home, check your e-mail and scrolling down your inbox, you see the words, "Congrats. You've won..." on not one, but two subject lines. You win one $250 Paypal cash giveaway and another $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway all on the same day, right after you've been touched by The God of Prosperity?! Fluke or what?
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Once a mortal, Caishen was the uncle and minister to Emperor Zhou of the Shang Dynasty. An honest and successful merchant, Caishen was loved and revered by many as he was benevolent to fellow merchants and the needy. He would fund the failing businesses of his merchant pallies with no obligations and share his riches with those in need.
Soon his increasing popularity invoked the jealousy of Emperor Zhou and his family.
Daji, Emperor Zhou’s most favored concubine killed Caishen by digging out his heart. But legend has it that he did not die. He was given a magical panacea by a hermit that saved his life. Caishen fled to the woods with his wife, children and fortune. He would continually emerge from the woods to distribute his wealth to the peasants. The magical panacea gave him immortality and he ultimately ascended to heaven as The God of Prosperity.
While Caishen is worshipped in temples and homes all-year round, the deity is a popular icon during the Chinese New Year season. You would see mascots like the one above in many malls in Malaysia. Think Santa Claus! Instead of gifts, The God of Prosperity hands out candies, faux gold ingots and ang-pows (red packets with money inside) as symbols of wealth and good luck.
My cookified God of Prosperity
|Dog...er... God of Prosperity|
I take this seriously and I'm guessing you do too. You sure went home to find some good things. Excellent.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day. ♥
Happy Chinese New Year!ReplyDelete
Your cookie is perfect for the Year of the Dog. You are very talented with your cookies!
Send that God of Prosperity over here, won't you? I would like him to surprise me with a tap on the shoulder.
I love seeing different holidays celebrated.ReplyDelete
If I got an email saying I won anything I'd probably mark it as spam. lol One can't be too careful these days with hackers and spambots waiting to fleece you have your life's savings. Boy, do I ever sound gloomy! lol I guess I'm too weary of such things but what fun to think one's been blessed with good fortune as this. :D
Wow luck at you lucky girl!ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year!
What a nice story congrats bless the God Of Prosperity heheh!ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year from me too :-)
Oh wow I love this! You look great with the God of Prosperity. I like how the cookie turned out.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's super cool! Thanks for sharing on NanaHood.comReplyDelete
Great photo. I had not heard of him, I wish he would visit me.ReplyDelete
may we all continue to prosper in the year to come. Your cookie looks super cute!ReplyDelete
That is fannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnntastic!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I have won little things here and there, but nothing in a very long time, but I never won anything really big!!! Woo Hoo! Don't forget you really need to buy a little something for yourself... something you always wanted. What's the sense of winning without doing something frivolous! WOO HOO! YOU GO GIRL! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!ReplyDelete
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Happy Chinese New Year! May you find peace, health and prosperity! And, it's the year of the Dog! It keeps getting better! #FabfridaypostReplyDelete
Caishen sound like one cool due! Congrats on your winning! How cool is that! Please send him on my way. hehe I need a bit of luck over here too. ;) xxReplyDelete
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Fascinating legend - thanks for sharing it, and for joining this week's linkup at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/02/preparing-for-next-exhibit.htmlReplyDelete
Cool! I hope he taps me on the shoulder too! Congrats on your wins.ReplyDelete
May the God of Prosperity bless us all, in this new year, in our lives.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, that is one AMAZING cookie. The detail in the face is amazing.ReplyDelete
Also, that little pug gif is possibly one of the cutest things I ever saw. :D #KCACOLS
Interesting read, very cool to come across something a bit different. Happy New Year! #KCACOLSReplyDelete
The God of Prosperity looks like a jolly chap thought I think I'd jump if he crept up on me while shopping! #kcacolsReplyDelete
Well done on your wins! I love it when random and unexpected things like this happen :) Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next timeReplyDelete