THE INVESTITURE OF THE GODS
Beijing Opera Facial Mask Figures
Beijing Opera is the quintessence of Chinese culture.
The characters come from classical mythological novels or martial arts novels.
Their faces are the most classic and fastidious part on Beijing Opera performances and the characters.
the Investiture of the Gods
趙公明 (Zhao Gongming)
Zhao Gongming is the martial god of wealth in Chinese folklore. The Chinese people believed that Zhao Gongming presided four gods related to wealth and he was the master god of wealth.
Moral: Kung Hei Fat Choi
陳九公 (Chen Jiugong）
Chen Jiugong is an apprentice of Zhao Goingming, Yao’s school brother, who are believers of Jie Sect in Luofu Cave of Mount Emei.
Moral: Attracting a great treasure!
曹寶 (Cao bao)
Cao Bao is the god of collecting valuables.
Moral: Gain Lots of Lucre Every Day!
姚少司 (Yao Shaosi)
Yao Shaosi is the god of profitability, a small god known by Chineses folk.Yao is an apprentice of Zhao Goingming in Luofu Cave of Mount Emei, believer of Jie Sect.
Moral: To meet the lucky and auspicious
蕭升 (XIao Sheng)
Xiao Sheng is the God of Collecting Treasures associated with the East.
Moral: Bring in wealth and treasure to you.