Buddhist Mythology

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KANNON

Japanese Harmony Goddess

Also known as KANNON-BOSATSU, KANZEON, KWANNON

Goddess of Compassion and Mercy

She’s the Japanese version of China’s Guanyin, who is really a female manifestation of India’s Avalokitesvara.

Being one of the Bosatsu, she spends her time tending to tormented souls who haven’t yet seen the light. To help with her mission she is equipped with eleven faces and one thousand hands. It can get very busy at the dispensaries you know.

If you’re lost in Japan and looking for Nirvana, Kannon will put you straight. If anyone can, Kannon can.

Kannon Facts and Figures

Name: Kannon
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: KANNON-BOSATSU, KANZEON, KWANNON

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Harmony
Area of expertise: Harmony

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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