And my late grandma's neighbour insisted that He came from China...
Hotei often gets confused with being "The Buddha" but of course was a Chinese monk from the 10th century.
Many Sri Lankans claim that the Buddha visited Sri Lanka (Mahavamsa), but there is no evidence that he ever did.
Europeans have images and statues of Jesus as a blond or light brown haired, blue-eyed guy.
Ethiopian Christians have images of Jesus looking like an East African.
"Every species creates God in their own image
." Star Trek Next Generation