mazu: marine ecoregion goddess

Submitted by James Miller on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 02:16
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According to tradition, Mazu (Matsu) was a girl who lived in the late tenth century who was renowned for her assistance to seafarers. She was posthumously deified and attracted a wide cult throughout the southern China coastal area in the Ming dynasty. Over the past few centuries she has become one of the most popular…