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  Kuan Yin on huge Koi Carp

 

China

Kuan Yin, the Mahayana Buddhist goddess of mercy, standing on her mount, i.e. a huge Koi Carp, that is able to subdue demons and malicious beings. Like this goddesses' compassionate nature, in Buddhism fish are likewise seen as symbols of eternally active compassion, which is represented by their ever-open eyes.