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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  Bai Wu Chang

 

China

Statue of Bai Wu Chang at Fengdu Ghost City. He is a servant of the Underworld and has the task to guide the souls of the kind and benevolent dead, safely pass the Bridge of Troubled Water and Gui Men Guan, i.e. the Gate of Hell, to register in the office of the Emperor of the Underworld and receive their awards, i.e. either rising into heaven or getting a rebirth into a rich and noble family. The text on his long cap reads yi jian sheng cai (一见生财), which can loosely be translated as ‘one observing lifetime's riches’ or ‘see a way of making money’.