Mu-tsoo-po the Chinese tutelary goddess both of women and of sailors, and worshipped with great reverence among them. This worship was introduced some centuries ago into the Celestial empire, and so strikingly does Mu-tsoo-po resemble the Virgin Mary of the Romanists that the Chinese at Macao call her Santa Maria di China Holy Mother of China. The sailors especially make her an object of adoration, and there are very few junks that have not an image of her on board. She is also accompanied by very dismal satellites, the executors of her behests. See Gardner, Faiths of the World, page 504; Doolittle, Social Life of the Chinese (Index in volume 2).

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