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Thailand 2011  Eight Immortals Embossed Souvenir Sheet 


Issue date 01 February  2011 

The Eight Chinese Deities

Li Tieguai, the Deity of Medicine and Medical Treatment, is a young, intelligent and robust man. He is a vegetarian, follows religious precepts and leads an austere life.

Han Zhongli, the Deity of Fortune, is plump and of huge stature, with a broad forehead, long thick eyebrows and a large nose.

Lu Dongbin, is the Deity of Industry, Trade and Business, Intellectual People and Poets. He has a high crown, long ear-lobes, long eyebrows and elongated eyes like those of a swan. His left eyebrow is marked with a black mold. His face features a large, round nose, chubby cheeks, a wide mouth and long, slender neck. This eight-foot-two-inch-Deity is clever and has very good memory.

Zhang Guo Lao, is the Deity of Stability, Long Life and Good Health. The Zhang Guo Lao legend has it that a white bat lived on the sunlight and the moonlight for over a thousand years until it was made into the deity. He can transform himself into an aged man and he has a white donkey as his vehicle.

Lan Caihe, is the Deity of Flowers and Abundance. According to legend, this Deity was given a miraculous fruit that enabled him to maintain his youthful looks and complexion forever. There is nothing to show whether this Deity is male or female, but, in Taoism, he is to be taken a male. 

He Xiangu, is the Deity of Virtues, Loyalty and Gratitude. He is knowledgeable, articulate and his words are endowed with reason. He is graceful and tender in his manner. He loves to help the deprived with his magical powers and he is able to give solid predictions.

Han Xiang Zi, is the Deity of Fortune-Telling. He is regarded as a prophet and a music lover. Having a special interest in people who had magical power he took lessons in magic and practised penance with Lu Dongbin.

Cao Guojiu, is the Deity of Status and Prestige, Royal Deities, Employees and Loyalty. He was a member of the royal family and was blessed with a great fortune, yet he decided to sacrifice his luxurious and easy life for meditation.

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