Buddhist mythology

MAITREYA

Indian Happiness God

Smiling Buddha of the Future

Get back to the future with this cheerful BUDDHA. He is a delightfully happy — and very rotund — figure. It seems that in the future, everyone will be smiling and possess a large belly.

MAITREYA means ‘Loving One’ and there’s lots to love about him too. He is persistently popular and you’ll find statues of him everywhere.

His Chinese equivalent is MILO-FO.

Maitreya Facts and Figures

Name: Maitreya
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: None known
Name means: Loving One

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Happiness
Area of expertise: Happiness

Good/Evil Rating: GREAT, really beneficial
Popularity index: 18830

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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