Shou Shen

Chinese - A god of longevity. One of the Fu Lu Shou. He was originally the mortal Shou Lao who became the head of the celestial department which determines a person's lifespan and is said to visit earth once a year. He gave Chiang Tzu-ya a list of ways to achieve immortality when the general visited the Jade Palace. He is depicted with a very tall forehead and sometimes riding a deer. His sacred bird is the crane and his home is in Shou Hsing, the star of longevity. On occassion, referred to as Shou Shen, Ancient of the South Pole, Ancient of the South Pole, Canopus, Canopus, Canopus, Canopus, Nan-chi Hsien-weng, Nan-chi Hsien-weng, Nan-chi Lao Jen, Nan-chi Lao Jen, Old Man of the South Pole, Old Man of the South Pole, P'eng Tsu, P'eng Tsu, sacred birds, sacred birds, birds, Ainu Ahura Mazda, Amaterasu, Apollo, Athena, Helius, Hermes, Mercury, Mithra, Nyx, Tammuz, Zas Arawn, Artemis, China, Fukurokuju, Kwannon, Lares, Mannanan, Perseus, Thoth Apollo, Asclepius, Angerbode Brac, Cronus, Odin, Saturn, Yama Juno Aphrodite, Astarte Ararjatis, Ataragatis, Hachiman, Venus Dusara, Jupiter Egypt Apollo, Baba, Brahma, Dionysus, Egypt, Eros, Epona, Hera, Horus, Iris, Juno, Kaltesh, Mars, Ops, Osiris, Seb, Thoth, Vishnu Isis Apollo, Here, Tethys Zoastrianism Asclepius, Inara Ketu, Minerva Brahma, Lakshmi, Sarasvati Apollo, Melkarth Asclepius, Noah, Odin Saturn Aphrodite, Venus Hera, Sweden Aphrodite, Isis Aphrodite, Venus Aztecs, Maya Apollo, Ares Heracles, Isis, Izanagi, Izanami Ares Triptolemus Amaterasu, Shen Lou, Shen Lou, Shou Hsing, Shou Hsing, Shou-hsing Lao Tou-tzu, Shou-hsing Lao Tou-tzu, Fu Lu Shou, Star of Longevity, Star of Longevity, Nan-chi Hsienweng, Nan-chi Hsienweng, Shou Lao, Shou Lao, Shou Lou, Shou-hsing Lao T'aotzu, Shou-hsing Lao T'aotzu, Japanese Fukurokuju, Japanese Fukurokuju, Tobosaku, Tobosaku, Jurojin or Chinese Shou Shen.

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