The myth behind the Chinese Rat Symbol

The Chinese New Year of 2020 is coming with lots of prosperity and fortune, as it is the Rat Year. Thus, the “Golden Rat” is in high demand because people believe that the idol of a rat will bring luck and hope into their life. This Golden Rat is a limited edition sculpture in bronze available on Artillustro so you can have one in your collection now. It is significant to bring fortune, and the gold finish denotes a bright future throughout the year ahead. According to the Chinese zodiac signs, rat plays an important role in their culture and tradition.

What is the Myth behind the Chinese Rat Year?

2020 is going to be the year of the rat. Different animals like rat, snake, tiger, rabbit, etc. represent the Chinese years. According to the legend, once the Jade Emperor summoned all the animals to a party and decided the order of a zodiac sign as per their visit. While ox was first in the lane, the rat tricked him and asked for a ride. As the ox approached the finishing line, the rat jumped and touched it and became first.

What is the Significance of Rat in Chinese Culture?

According to Chinese culture, a rat is regarded as a symbol of cleverness, wit, tricks, success, peace, and quietness. In terms of Yin-Yang, a rat is a yang as it represents the beginning of a new day. It is also a symbol of surplus and wealth. Thus, farmers always worship rats in China. Due to their over-protective nature, married couples also pray for babies.

Significance of Rat in Chinese Zodiac

2020 is represented as the year of a metal rat. Thus, you can gift this Golden rat bronze sculpture as a New Year present to have in every household. According to the Chinese zodiac signs, the rat represents wisdom. People who are born in any rat year have traits like intelligence, wit, charm, ambition, practical, and social. However, the rat year-born is timid, greedy, stubborn, wordy, power-monger, devious, and gossip-lover. Their lucky numbers are 2 and 3, and their lucky gemstone is garnet.


Thus, Golden Rat is high in demand in the coming year. So, what are you waiting for? Shop this limited edition sculpture of bronze from Artillustro and make your fortune bright and wonderful.


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