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  Hok Lok Siw

 

Thailand

The Three Star Gods, that in Thai are called Hok Lok Siw. Unlike the order of their names, the god Hok (Fu) is traditionally placed in the center and is easy recognizable by his distinctive headdress. He usually holds a ruyi (fig.). Siw (Shou), the god of longevity (here to the left) always carries a staff with a dragonhead and the Peach of Immortality in his hands, and has a semi-bald, oversized, abnormally high forehead. He is sometimes shown to carry a nahm tao bottle gourd. Lok (Lu) also wears a hat, but a smaller one, and carries an imperial scroll with him.

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