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Rat With Lucky Chinese Coin

Rat With Lucky Chinese Coin
Rat With Lucky Chinese Coin
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Rat Statue With Lucky Chinese Coin.

 

Symbolism of the rat.

 

In Japan the rat is the familiar of Daikoku, the god of wealth. The Indian god of new beginnings, Ganesha, has a rat as his steed. In Chinese the words rat and mouse are used interchangeably. It is considered an honour to be born in the year of the rat. People born under this sign are said to be quick witted, shrewd, hard –working and family orientated.

 

The rat is the first sign of the Chinese Zodiac which consists of 12 animals. One legend states that the Emperor of Heaven held a race. The first 12 animals across the finish line were to have a year in the Chinese calendar named after them. The race involved crossing a river. The cat was scared of the water and the ox was worried that he would not be able to cross because of his bad eyesight. The rat suggested that he and the cat would ride on the ox’s back and guide him across. Once in the river the rat pushed the cat into the water. As the ox reached the bank the rat jumped from his back and ran ahead winning the race. By the time the cat recovered from her near drowning the race was over. The cat never forgave the rat and she became his eternal enemy.

 

Symbolism: New beginnings,wealth and prosperity.

 

Material: Resin.

 

Size: 8 cm high.

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Rat Statue With Lucky Chinese Coin.

 

Symbolism of the rat.

 

In Japan the rat is the familiar of Daikoku, the god of wealth. The Indian god of new beginnings, Ganesha, has a rat as his steed. In Chinese the words rat and mouse are used interchangeably. It is considered an honour to be born in the year of the rat. People born under this sign are said to be quick witted, shrewd, hard –working and family orientated.

 

The rat is the first sign of the Chinese Zodiac which consists of 12 animals. One legend states that the Emperor of Heaven held a race. The first 12 animals across the finish line were to have a year in the Chinese calendar named after them. The race involved crossing a river. The cat was scared of the water and the ox was worried that he would not be able to cross because of his bad eyesight. The rat suggested that he and the cat would ride on the ox’s back and guide him across. Once in the river the rat pushed the cat into the water. As the ox reached the bank the rat jumped from his back and ran ahead winning the race. By the time the cat recovered from her near drowning the race was over. The cat never forgave the rat and she became his eternal enemy.

 

Symbolism: New beginnings,wealth and prosperity.

 

Material: Resin.

 

Size: 8 cm high.