It is believed that he is three gods rolled into one: Happiness (Fuku), Wealth (Roku), and Longevity (Ju). He was a Chinese hermit of the Sung Dynasty who was a reincarnation of the Taoist god Hsuan-Wu. He was a Sennin - a Chinese philosopher who can exist without eating any food. He is the only god among the Shichifukujin credited with being able to revive the dead. Usually accompanied by a tortoise, a snake, a stork, or a white deer. He loved chess.