Seven lucky gods


In Japanese mythology, the Seven Lucky Gods or Seven Gods of Fortune (七福神, shichifukujin in Japanese ) are believed to grant good luck and are often represented in netsuke and in artworks.

The worship of this group of gods is also due to the importance of the number seven in Japan, supposedly a signifier of good luck.

Ebisu (恵比寿). He is the god of prosperity and wealth in business, and of plenitude and abundance in crops, cereals and food in general. 

Daikokuten (大黒天) is the god of commerce and prosperity, and he is sometimes considered the patron of cooks, farmers and bankers, and a protector of crops.

Bishamonten's (毘沙門天)is the god of fortune in war and battles, also associated with authority and dignity.

Benzaiten's (弁才天 or 弁財天)She is the patron of artists, writers, dancers, and geisha, among others.

Juroujin (寿老人) is the god of the elderly and of longevity in Japanese Buddhist mythology.

Hotei (布袋) is the god of fortune, guardian of children, patron of diviners and barmen, and also the god of popularity.

Fukurokuju (福禄寿)is the god of wisdom, luck, longevity, wealth and happiness.



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