Title : 妈祖 / Ma Zu English title: Mazu Also known as: Matsu Episodes: 38 Year: 2012 Director: Lu Qi (路奇) Genre: Action Fantasy period drama Runtime: Above 45mins. Country: China Language: Chinese (Mandarin) Subtitles: Simplified Chinese (Hardcoded) Info. Link: Wiki Link: En Wiki Link:
Synopsis: The biography of Lin Mo Niang [Ma Zu] (Goddess Of The Sea) This drama reflects the lifetime achievements of Ma Zu through the incorporation of over 30 folk legends with the goal of restoring a venerable, kind and lovely image to a legendary goddess. According to legend, Lin Moniang was born on March 23, 960 (during the early Northern Song Dynasty) as the seventh daughter of Lin Yuan (林愿) on Meizhou Island, Fujian. She did not cry when she was born, and thus her given name means "Silent Girl." There are many legends about her and the sea. Although she started swimming relatively late at the age of 15, she soon became an excellent swimmer. She wore red garments while standing on the shore to guide fishing boats home, even in the most dangerous and harsh weather. According to legend, Lin Moniang's father and brothers were fishermen. One day, a terrible typhoon arose while they were out at sea, and the rest of her family feared that those at sea had perished. In the midst of this storm, depending on the version of the legend, she fell into a trance while praying for the lives of her father and brothers or dreamed of her father and brothers while she was sleeping or sitting at a loom weaving. In both versions of the story, her father and brother were drowning but Moniang's mother discovered her sleeping and tried to wake her. This diverted Moniang's attention and caused her to drop her brother who drowned as a result. Consequently, Moniang's father returned alive and told the other villagers that a miracle had happened. Other versions of the story relate to four drowning brothers, with three returning and the fourth lost to her being revived (with no mention of a father). Mazu is usually depicted together with two guardian generals known as "Thousand Miles Eye" (千里眼, Qianli Yan) and "With-the-Wind Ear" (順風耳 Shunfeng Er). Though their iconography can vary, both are usually represented as demons; "Thousand Miles Eye" is often red with two horns, while "With-the-Wind Ear" is green with one horn. They are said to have been two demons whom Mazu conquered. The both of them were in love with her, but she said she would marry the one who defeated her. Using her Martial arts skills, Mazu defeated them both and they became her friends. Mazu herself is usually depicted wearing a red robe in paintings or murals, but in sculpture is always clothed in the jewel-festooned robes of an empress holding either a ceremonial tablet or a jewelled staff whilst wearing the easily recognized flat-topped imperial cap with hanging beads at the front and back.
Cast: Liu Tao as Lin Mo Niang (Mazu) Guan Xiao Tong as child Lin Mo Yan Kuan as Wu Zong Lun Zhao Hong Fei as Ya Zi (Dragon King's 2nd son) Liu De Kai as Lin Yuan (Lin Mo's father) Liu Jia as Madam Wang (Lin Mo's mother) Stephen Wong as Yang Sheng Quan Wan Chang Hao (万昌皓) as young Yang Sheng Quan Ruby Lin as Guan Yin Liu Yue (刘岳) as Bi An (Dragon King's 4th son) Wei Zong Wan as Dragon King Juan Zi as Heavenly Matriarch Wang Hui Chun as Barefoot Immortal Lu Jing Jing (吕晶晶) as Gui Hua (Lin Mo's good friend) Hu Biao (胡彪) as Lin Hong Yi (Lin Mo's older brother) Wang Ya Mei (王亚梅) as Li Hai Yan (Lin Hong Yi's wife) Zhuang Qing Ning a Lin Miao Zhu (Lin Mo's 5th older sister) Zhao Yu Jing (赵雨菁) as A Feng (fisherman's daughter) Luo Man Ya (罗曼雅) as Consort Bang (Ya Zi's concubine) Zhu Hai Yan (朱海燕) as Princess Zhen Zhang Hong Lin (张宏林) as Yan Gong Lai Xiao Sheng (赖晓生) as Bai Sha Jing Zhang Jian Guo (张建国) as Jia Ying Zhang Guo Qing (张国庆) as Jia You Li Qing (李晴) as General Gui Liu Yan Qi (刘岩奇) as sea patroller yaksha
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