Old Man of the South Pole

Shòu Xīng (寿星), is the Star of Longevity. The earliest known record of Shòu Xīng as a deity is the Shǐ jí 史籍 (149–90 BC). We know this star as Canopus, the largest of the stars in the constellation Carina, and second brightest in the heavens. In Chinese mythology the star is known as the Old Man of the South Pole (南极老人) and is seen in the south from the Autumn Equinox through to early spring. When observed it usually has a reddish color, a symbol of happiness and longevity in China, Canopus is also known in China and its neighboring countries of Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

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Fukurokuju (福禄寿) (from Japanese fuku, "happiness"; roku, "wealth"; and ju, "longevity") is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology. Fukurokuju probably originated from an old Chinese tale about a mythical Chinese Taoist hermit sage.

Jurōjin (寿老人) is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune or Shichifukujin, according to Taoist beliefs. He is the God of longevity. Jurōjin originated from the Chinese Taoist god, the Old Man of the South Pole.

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