The páo xiāo (狍鸮) has a human face or a mask, and it makes a sound like the crying of infants. Its body is like that of a sheep, it has sharp claws, and it has eyes or a face below one of its arms. Possibly the basis of de Groot's baffling "celestial roe."
Mazu statue at her birthplace, Meizhou Island, Fujian. Mazu is a Chinese Goddess of the ocean and Her name means "Mother Ancestor." She is traditionally honored on the twenty-third day of the third lunar month of the Chinese calendar. (mid-April to early May)
Sao Ch’ing Niang Niang is the Chinese Goddess of Good Weather. She is also known as the Broom Lady. She lives on the Broom Star, Sao Chou, and sweeps the clouds. She sweeps them in when rain is needed and out when it is not. Farmers often hang pictures of brooms on their fences when in need of Sao Ch’ing’s services.
Hòu Yì the sun slayer Chinese mythology: An superior skilled archer who shoot down 9 of 10 suns to save the world from burning down.
Uzume The Japanese Shinto goddess of joy and happiness, called the Daughter of Heaven and Heaven's Forthright Female. Her name means "whirling". She is also the goddess of good health, which people obtain from drinking the blessed water of her stream. When the sun goddess Amaterasu had hidden herself in a cave, thus covering the earth in darkness and infertility, it was Uzume who brought her back. With her provokAme no Uzume - Shinto Goddess of Mirth, Dawn and Dance - Archival Art Print 8.5…
Artemis (Roman Diana) was the Greek goddess of unmarried women and hunting. Twin sister of Apollo. She is first shown as a Mistress of Animals, sometimes winged; later as a huntress with dogs and female attendants. Her weapon is the bow. She fights beside her brother on various occasions: killing Niobe and her children, and against Herakles over Apollo's tripod.
Mazu [媽祖], also spelt Matsu and Ma-tsu, is the Chinese goddess of the sea who is said to protect fishermen and sailors. Over 1,000 years ago, a young girl by the name of Mazu (original name was Lin Mo) was born at the Xianliang Port of Meizhou Bay in Putian, East China’s Fujian Province. Clever, brave and kindhearted, Mazu could forecast the weather and offered medical services to fellow islanders. As legend goes, Mazu ascended to heaven and became immortal at Meizhou Bay.