Tou Mu

January 2nd, 2008 by sabrina

Tou Mu is the Chinese Goddess of the North Star, and keeper of the book of life and death. Having attained all of the celestial mysteries, Tou Mu alone is able to cross between the moon and the sun. She is the mother of the Nine Celestial Kings. She is portrayed sitting on a lotus blossom, and she has four heads and eight arms. In her hands she holds such things as the sun and the moon, a flag, and a flower. Tou Mu’s name means “Mother of the Great Wagon”, and is also seen as Tou Mou, Dou Mu, and Dou Mou.

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