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Gender Feminine
Scripts 妈祖(Chinese) 媽祖(Traditional Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. MA-TSOO(Chinese)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsMa-tsu

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.
Added 1/6/2018 by HL
Edited 12/25/2020 by HL and Evil