Kuan Yin

Kuan Yin is a Chinese goddess of compassion. She refused to marry and went to live at a nunnery called the Temple of the White Bird. She was persecuted by her father but her heart remained loving. When she was given an impossible load of tasks, animals came in the night and helped her do it all. Her father tried to burn the temple, but she put the fire out with her bare hands, suffering no burns.

Although she is considered virginal, she is called "Merciful Mother" and "Mother of Compassion". She is often called on to give comfort and protection, much like the Virgin Mary.

Kuan Yin Statue from Sacred Source.

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