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Pffft, like I'm not an insufferable knowitall too?

 

IIRC, Hotei/Pu-tai is also a santa-like figure -- the bag contains candy for children, rice plants (representing wealth) or sometimes children (being the greatest gift or something) and other treats and goodies. He also often carries a gold ingot. Checking Wikipedia...Hotei. Avalokitesvahara.

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Pffft, like I'm not an insufferable knowitall too?

 

IIRC, Hotei/Pu-tai is also a santa-like figure -- the bag contains candy for children, rice plants (representing wealth) or sometimes children (being the greatest gift or something) and other treats and goodies. He also often carries a gold ingot. Checking Wikipedia...Hotei. Avalokitesvahara.

 

And I found this:

Hotei or the Laughing Buddha is a cheerful, contented Buddhist monk. His large, exposed, pot-belly stomach protrudes in front of him as he continues to laugh. Hotei derived his beginnings from a mix of Buddhist and Shinto religions and can be traced back to the time of the Liang Dynasty in China. During this time, tradition has it that a Buddhist Zen monk by the name of Pu-Tai lived. Because of his benevolent nature he was regarded as a bodhisattva, but due to his large protruding stomach, Pu-Tai was caricatured as the "Laughing Buddha."

 

However, Hotei is also seen as a one of the Shichi Fukujin, the seven Japanese Shinto-gods of luck. Hotei is not limited just to Japan though, he is found among many Chinese Buddhists. Many Chinese temples will have Hotei located at the entrance of the temple or seen in the courts and he is worshipped as a god of good luck and prosperity. One such image is located by the Hsi Lai temple.

 

The image of Hotei is sometimes seen carrying a cloth or linen sack. It is usually filled with many precious items, including candy for children, food, or the woes of the world. Sometimes it can be filled with children who are seen as precious items of this world. In some scenes he may be found sitting on a cart drawn by boys.

 

The large, fat belly is a symbol of happiness, luck, and generosity.

 

The name Hotei actually means "cloth bag" or "glutton." A legend has it that if a person is to rub his belly, it brings forth wealth, good luck, and prosperity.

 

Another item that may be seen with the Hotei figure, is a begging bowl. This represents his Buddhist nature. All of these images display Hotei as a wandering monk who goes around and takes sadness away from the people of this world. He most certainly is a loving and cheerful character.

 

 

My comments were taken from memories of a book read eight years ago :wacko:

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Remember in an Inquest many a moon ago:

 

Cthulhu vs. Sauron

 

Had the pre-match hype up... "

 

It's an elder god awoken only recently from an ancient slumber for a family snhhogyngfrssi(wedding), and has been complaining about the crappy food this eon. In the water corner, weighing in at... um... CTHULHU!!

 

He's been raising hell in Middle earth for three ages, the mightiest of the Maiar, He's the evil eye of the east, the foreman of festering filth, in the dark corner, weighing in at a spritely 3,000 pounds, the Lord of Abomination, SAURON!!

 

And there's the bell!

 

Cthulhu doesn't appear to be moving or doing anything, but Sauron immediately calls forth hordes of goblins and orcs, who immedietly charge at their enemy!

 

...Cthulhu eats them.

 

Sauron, momentarily taken aback by this, summons forth armies of Trolls and men of Haradrim...

 

...Cthulhu eats them.

 

Sauron calls forth the Nazgûl...

 

...Cthulhu eats them.

 

Cthulhu then advances and eats Sauron.

 

WINNER: Cthulhu

 

 

Another favorite in that vs. series was Robocop vs. Boba Fett

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Me and a couple of the guys from my dorm played this game the other night.

 

"Cthulhu vs. a ninja?"

 

"Cthulhu."

 

"Cthulhu vs. 20,000 ninjas?"

 

"Cthulhu."

 

"Cthulhu vs. Chow Yun Fat's character from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?"

 

"Cthulhu."

 

"Cthulhu vs. a black hole?"

 

"Dude, it's always going to be Cthulhu. It's a universal law that Cthulhu always wins."

 

"Cthulhu vs. his double from a parallel universe?"

 

"What? Cthulhu, obviously, because whichever one wins is still Cthulhu."

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