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  Shuicao

 

China

Shuicao, whose name can be translated as ‘wet grass’ or ‘water grass’, is a Chinese warrior-deity, who serves as the main protector-god of horses. He is hence depicted seated on a horse and is associated with both the Mazu (fig.) and the Mawang (fig.). He has six arms and multiple faces, with a vertical third eye on his main face. He holds a variety of attributes, including a sword and a kuandao (fig.).