Kwannon

Japanese - Buddhist mother-goddess. goddess of mercy, women and children. This deity is sometimes represented in masculine form as a prince. Other forms show a thousand eyes, the head of a horse or eleven arms, reflecting some of her names. As 'the Wise', she is Sho-Kwannon; as 'eleven-faced' she is Ju-ichi-men Kwannon; as 'a thousand-handed' she is Sen-ju Kwannon; as 'horse-headed' she is Bato Kwannon and as 'omnipotent' she is Nyo-i-rin Kwannon. In some manifestations, as Hito-koto Kwannon, she will answer only one prayer. Some sects envisage groups of six, seven or even thirty-three Kwannons. She is said to have renounced nirvana to bring happiness to others. On occassion, identified as Kwannon, Avalokiteshvara, Avalokiteshvara, Avalokitesvara, Merciful Lord, Padmapani, Amoghapasa, Avalokita, Bhagavan, Khasaparna, Namasangiti, Natha, Cambodian (Simhanara) Lokesvara, Chinese Kuan Yin, Hindu Vishnu, Japanese Kwanjizai, Sannayaka, Tibetan Chen-re-zi, Chenresi, Sadaksari (Lokesvara), sPyan-ras-gzigs, Kannon, Kannon, Kannon-sama, Kannon-sama, sacred birds, sacred birds, birds, Ainu Ahura Mazda, Amaterasu, Apollo, Athena, Helius, Hermes, Mercury, Mithra, Nyx, Tammuz, Zas Arawn, Artemis, China, Fukurokuju, Lares, Mannanan, Perseus, Shou Shen, Thoth Apollo, Asclepius, Angerbode Brac, Cronus, Odin, Saturn, Yama Juno Aphrodite, Astarte Ararjatis, Ataragatis, Hachiman, Venus Dusara, Jupiter Egypt Apollo, Baba, Brahma, Dionysus, Egypt, Eros, Epona, Hera, Horus, Iris, Juno, Kaltesh, Mars, Ops, Osiris, Seb, Thoth, Vishnu Isis Apollo, Here, Tethys Zoastrianism Asclepius, Inara Ketu, Minerva Brahma, Lakshmi, Sarasvati Apollo, Melkarth Asclepius, Noah, Odin Saturn Aphrodite, Venus Hera, Sweden Aphrodite, Isis Aphrodite, Venus Aztecs, Maya Apollo, Ares Heracles, Isis, Izanagi, Izanami Ares Triptolemus Amaterasu, Bato, Bato, Bato-Kwannon, Chu-jo Hime, Chu-jo Hime, Fuku-kensaku, Fuku-kensaku, Jiu-ichi-men-Kwannon, Jiu-ichi-men-Kwannon, Juichimen, Jundei, Jundei, Kannon(-sama), Kannon(-sama), Nyoirin, Nyoirin, Senjiu, Senjiu, Sho(tuku), Sho(tuku), Buddhist Avalokiteshvara, Buddhist Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin or Kwanjizai.

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