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Posted by Colin Wiltberger ( on March 14, 2002 at 17:31:31:

In Reply to: Meaning of symbol Fu posted by Petar on January 14, 2002 at 08:58:06:

Hi there. The symbol you're describing is actually a shou-- a prosperity/long-life symbol. The word "fu" is a chinese homonymn(sp?). It means both "bat"(as in the flying mammal) and "good fortune/happiness." The shou symbol that you describe is often surrounded by the Wu Fu, the five bats. These stand for the five blessings in life: long life, riches, health, love and a natural death. They also stand for the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and metal. When the wu-fu surround the shou symbol, it's because the bats are associated with good fortune. The wu fu is also the logo of Bat Conservation International. You can see this symbol at I have it tattooed on my back!
: Hallo!
: Recently I found nice symbol - Fu , supposedly meaning "divine authority, justice, ability to distinct right from wrong". (it's rather simple, symetrical, 2 lines curving squarely).
: But today I found other symbol named Fu, more complicated to draw, with different meaning.
: So now I'm confused, are there few signs, is first one correct?...
: Thanx for your effort.
: Cheers,
: Petar

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