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Ariana Lindquist

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A villager prays to the goddess Mazu at the Wenxing temple.

Meizhou is a fishing island and many women pray to Mazu for the safe return of their menfolk. Also, temples dedicated to her were often the first temples erected by seafaring Chinese when arriving in new homeland in thanks for their safe passage.
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A villager prays to the goddess Mazu at the Wenxing temple.  <br />
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Meizhou is a fishing island and many women pray to Mazu for the safe return of their menfolk. Also, temples dedicated to her were often the first temples erected by seafaring Chinese when arriving in new homeland in thanks for their safe passage.