• Height: 6cm Tall
• Diameter: 3.6cm wide
• Weight: 42grams
• Intuitive Pick
Caishen’s name is comprised of two characters: cái (財), meaning “money” or “wealth,” and shén (神), literally meaning “God of Wealth.”
In Chinese mythology, Caishen (財神) is the god of wealth and money. He is honored in both Taoism and Chinese folklore, especially during the Chinese New Year festivities when people are eager to see Caishen bless their coming year with prosperity. In art, he’s usually accompanied by a wide array of attendants who carry gold ingots, fruits, and other treasure symbolizing wealth, and often depicted astride a beautiful black tiger. Caishen could be called an early alchemist because he carries with him a tool that can turn ordinary stone and iron into gold.