Usage Chinese Mythology
Scripts 妈祖(Chinese) 媽祖(Traditional Chinese)
Other Forms FormsMa-tsu
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Meaning & History
From Chinese 媽祖 (Māzǔ), derived from 妈 (mā) meaning "mother" and 祖 (zǔ) meaning "ancestor, forebear, grandparent". In Chinese mythology Mazu is a sea goddess and the deified form of a medieval Fujianese shamaness who was revered by seafarers and sailors.