Canopus

Chinese - The star in Argo, regarded as the god of longevity. He is sometimes depicted as riding on a stag and may carry the fruit of the P'an-t'ao tree. Occasionally known as Canopus, Shou Shen, Shou Shen, Ancient of the South Pole, Canopus, Nan-chi Hsien-weng, Nan-chi Lao Jen, Old Man of the South Pole, P'eng Tsu, sacred birds, Shen Lou, Shou Hsing, Shou-hsing Lao Tou-tzu, Star of Longevity, Nan-chi Hsienweng, Shou Lao, Shou Lou, Shou-hsing Lao T'aotzu, Japanese Fukurokuju or Tobosaku.
Egyptian - A large vase with a lid shaped like a human head, used to store the organs and entrails of the dead. When embalmed. The liver was protected by Amset, the lungs by Hapy, the stomach by Tuamutef and the intestines by Qebsehsenuf. Sometimes identified as Canopus, Shou Shen, Shou Shen, Ancient of the South Pole, Canopus, Nan-chi Hsien-weng, Nan-chi Lao Jen, Old Man of the South Pole, P'eng Tsu, sacred birds, Shen Lou, Shou Hsing, Shou-hsing Lao Tou-tzu, Star of Longevity, Nan-chi Hsienweng, Shou Lao, Shou Lou, Shou-hsing Lao T'aotzu, Japanese Fukurokuju or Tobosaku.
Greek - Pilot of Menelaus' ship. He was said to have been worshipped in the form of a large jar with a swollen body. Identified as Canopus, Shou Shen, Shou Shen, Ancient of the South Pole, Canopus, Nan-chi Hsien-weng, Nan-chi Lao Jen, Old Man of the South Pole, P'eng Tsu, sacred birds, Shen Lou, Shou Hsing, Shou-hsing Lao Tou-tzu, Star of Longevity, Nan-chi Hsienweng, Shou Lao, Shou Lou, Shou-hsing Lao T'aotzu, Japanese Fukurokuju or Tobosaku.

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