Kwan Yin - also Quan Yin, Guan Yin or Guanyin - is the Bodhisattva of compassion, one who hears the cries of all beings. She is the goddess of compassion, the embodiment of loving kindness. Above is the Kwan Yin statue at Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo. She is the Kwan Yin of water and the moon.
Large gold lacquered wooden statue of standing Buddha, eyes half-closed, wearing a thin draped dress, hands in vitarka mudra position.
Kannon statue @ Tokyo National Museum, Japan* Arielle Gabriel, author of The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel is a Buddhist who writes about the miracles of Kuan Yin in her book The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, when she suffered financial disaster in the mercenary city of Hong Kong *
Japanese, Bishamonten is the god of warriors (but not of war) and prayed to for victory prior to battle. Defender of the Nation, Guardian of the Dharma (Buddhist Law), and Lord of Wealth and Treasure (hence his inclusion in the Japanese group of Seven Lucky Gods). Bishamon-ten is neither a Buddha nor a Bodhisattva. Bishamonten is a deva (a Sanskrit term meaning celestial being or demigod).