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Rats have been portrayed in visual media and has qualities of destructiveness, foresight, success and prosperity. In recent times, they have been the subject of graffiti artist Banksy's street art. And whilst the rat is linked with the Devil in Christianity, within Asian culture they are seen as an auspicious creature associated with intelligence and wealth. In the Chinese horoscope, the rat brought rice to human kind and is celebrated as the first sign of the zodiac chart.
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