Definition of Chinese deity
1. Noun. A deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese.
Specialized synonyms: Chang Kuo, Chang Kuo-lao, Wen Ch'ang, Wen-ti, Taoist Trinity, Heavenly Jewel, Tien-pao, Ling-pao, Mystic Jewel, Shen-pao, Spiritual Jewel, Kuan Yin, Kwan-yin
Category relationships: Antiquity
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Literary usage of Chinese deity
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1. Fraser's Magazine (1870)
"However, yon will naturally ask, where is there any similarity between the name of that deity and the chinese deity of the sky, Tien ? ..."
2. An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ, to by Johann Lorenz Mosheim, Archibald Maclaine (1819)
"... on the other, that this chinese deity was looked upon by his worshippers as entirely distinct almost under the very same characters that are, "J, ..."
3. Introduction to the Science of Religion: Four Lectures Delivered at the by Friedrich Max Müller (1870)
"However, you will naturally ask, where is there any similarity between the name of that deity and the chinese deity of the sky, Tien ? ..."
4. Native Sources for the History of Chinese Pictorial Art by Friedrich Hirth (1917)
"... and bonzes, especially Kuan-yin, who originally was a local chinese deity and only later became the equivalent of the Indian male deity ..."