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Rarest Eastern Mazu- Goddess of the Sea * 2009

The Chinese goddess Mazu has many names and titles Known in different regions as Matsu, Ma-Tsu, A-ma, Tianhou, and other names, with numerous titles that include "Motherly Matriarch", "Kuan Yin of the Southern Sea" "Daughter of the Dragon", and "Empress of Heaven" Although some experts feel she may be a version of the older goddess Kuan Yin (who is better known in most western countries), Mazu is deeply rooted in the hearts of her people, especially coastal areas in the East, and is best known as the "Goddess of the Sea" In folk tradition it is believed that, when you are facing great difficulty, you can call her by the name "Mazu" and she will immediately come to your rescue If, however, you address her as the "Empress of Heaven", she will have to take time to put on her fine clothing and will be delayed in coming to your aid! The Chinese Goddess Mazu originated with the deification of a young woman named Lin Mo Niang who had performed numerous miracles during her short life

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Calvin McFarlane 21 May 2009

as always

Artist Reply: Thank You always

ruth sears 18 May 2009

very well done.

Artist Reply: 38% handpainted + 62% Digital..THANK you again

Emily Reed 18 May 2009

MEGA MAG COOL!

Artist Reply: Mermaid is just too common to create..so I craeted a new specie..THANKS