Mazu is the Chinese goddess of the sea. She is a benevolent mother-figure who protects fishermen, sailors, and anyone who ventures the seas. Her companions are a pair of demons: Thousand-Leagues Eyes and Favoring-Wind Ears. Their sharp senses alert her to those in peril on the sea. Mazu has also been known to extend her protection to land-lubbers. One tale has her protecting Taiwan from a Pacific War bombing raid by catching the bombs in her ample skirts!