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From a combination of the characters 蓐 (ru, meaning “straw mat”) and 收 (shou, meaning “to gather” or “harvest”). Rushou is the Chinese god of metal who oversees the season of autumn and the west. He is described as a figure with a human face and white fur on his body, wearing a snake in his left ear and wielding an axe; like the other seasonal gods he also rides two dragons. Rushou is also the god of heavenly punishments.