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Decoration in the Lady Thien Hau Temple
Vietnam, Hoi An, March 2010

The temple commemorates Lady Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea, who was born in China on March 23 of the lunar year in AD 940. Legend tells that in her sleep her spirit flew to the sea and at the sight of endangered sinking vessels the goddess flew to the sailors and saved them from sea monsters. She was thus worshipped as the protector of the Chinese fishermen.
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Jun 22 2010 11:47 GMT Annamaria
Nice... ;-)
Jun 22 2010 12:37 GMT JakeHerman
Great Detail!
Jun 22 2010 12:54 GMT marioalbertina
Very interesting legend !
Jun 22 2010 14:52 GMT doramandragora
How intricate this work is.
Jun 22 2010 16:24 GMT lossieloon
Beautiful - would make a nice tattoo :-))
Jun 22 2010 18:53 GMT sini
Wonderful decoration!:)
Jun 23 2010 00:20 GMT larrybenedict
First impression: a dragon with chicken feet. I'm alway curious how various myths get started and who started them, and why! I find mythology in general fairly interesting.
Jun 23 2010 02:27 GMT ashdad PRO
Interesting decoration!
Jun 23 2010 03:38 GMT fhelsing PRO
That's an amazing story!
Jun 23 2010 05:04 GMT MargNZ
Beautiful detail and wonderful mythology Peter :)
Jun 23 2010 06:44 GMT Pea2007
Interesting close up
Jun 23 2010 18:47 GMT cnthparada
nice detail
Jun 25 2010 03:08 GMT Lucky222
Nice details of your trip...
Jun 25 2010 19:56 GMT sirenans
Wonderful detail!!!
Jun 29 2010 12:20 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments.

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