Many cultures have a god of wealth, such as the Romans' Fortuna and the Hindus' Lakshmi. The Egyptians' Renenet and the Celtics' Teutates are also associated with the god of wealth. In China, the god of wealth Caishen is considered the equivalent of Santa Claus. Caishen is often depicted in a red robe and holding auspicious objects.
Vietnamese believe that the God of Wealth used to live in heaven but lost his memory due to drinking. He then began begging for his daily bread. One day, he met a nice eatery owner. The owner invited the man to eat with him and gave him a meal. Even though the restaurant didn't have many customers, he kept him there. This sparked a tradition that many people practice today. The God of Wealth then began to visit people on a daily basis and make them happy.
In Chinese mythology, the God of Wealth is also known as Kuan Yu. A general in the Three Kingdom era, Kuan Yu is characterized by his long beard, green battle uniform, and 40-kilogram broad blade weapon. His reputation for loyalty and courage made him the ideal partner for businessmen. Today, more businessmen worship Kuan Yu, as he was a military officer. His legacy is in the Random Notes of Yingkou, which was left to him by Chiang Tze-Ya Jiang Zi Ya.
During Chinese New Year, the God of Wealth is the most revered of all Chinese gods. According to Chinese folklore, the fifth day of the first lunar month is his birthday. In celebration, people will make offerings to him, light incense, and eat dumplings to represent the ancient ingots. In Chinese culture, the God of Wealth is the god of wealth. These rituals have many roots, but they are all associated with the god of money.