Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gods And Goddesses: Jurojin

A god of longevity, good luck and wisdom, Jurojin is one of Japans's Seven Lucky Gods whom is also referred to as Gama. He is a lover of wine and has a fondness for the company of women. He is depicted as an old man with a long beard and a staff with a scroll tied to it. Jurojin is often accompanied by a deer, stag, crane or tortoise, symbols of longevity. He is sometimes confused with Fukurokuju, another one of the Seven Lucky Gods.

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