An entertainer dances in front of statues of Chuchok, a greedy Brahmin

An entertainer dances in front of statues of Chuchok, a greedy Brahmin who died in a story from the Buddhist Vessantara Jataka from gluttony due to his new found wealth, at Baan Chuchok in Bangkok, Thailand. Some Thai Buddhist's hire dancers to give thanks to Chuchok, statues after their wishes have been fulfilled. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

An entertainer dances in front of statues of Chuchok, a greedy Brahmin who died in a story from the Buddhist Vessantara Jataka from gluttony due to his new found wealth, at Baan Chuchok in Bangkok, Thailand. Some Thai Buddhist’s hire dancers to give thanks to Chuchok, statues after their wishes have been fulfilled. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)