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  Mazu (Chinese gods of horses)

 

China

The Mazu, literally the ‘horse-ancestors’, are warrior-deities associated with the Mawang (fig.) and Shuicao (fig.), a group of Chinese gods that serve as the protectors of horses.

 

The Mazu are all depicted with four arms, holding swords and other attributes, and all have a vertical third eye on their face.

 

  Mazu (Chinese gods of horses)

 

  Mazu (Chinese gods of horses)

 

Unlike the Mawang and Shuicao, the Mazu also wear a diadem-like crown, adorned with the head of a horse.