Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy, Friend of Mankind
She Who Sees and Hears the Cry from the Human World.
I love exploring the different Goddesses of the world and it helps that I’m in a group that does just that. Once a month we come together to discuss a Goddess and to pick the next month’s choice. December’s choice was Kuan Yin, a Marion like figure, full of compassion which felt perfect for a winter season embedded with Western ideas.
But this meeting had much to offer me, all unexpected. As her names and titles and attributes were read aloud, it struck me how much of a savior role she filled. And then my very next thought was of Green Tara. It was so strong I could not shake Her calling for awareness. Both are very compassionate Goddesses and both are saviouress. Most surprisingly is that both share a common source, Avalokitesvara who was once a male Buddha who transcended gender roles. But Tara’s roots are much deeper, stretching back into Hinduism as a mother Goddess figure. I don’t know if it is my devotion to Gaia that brought to mind Green Tara as another aspect of my Great Lady.
For me, I now have two Goddesses to research in depth.