Quan Yin pendant with a golden orange background measures is 7/8 inch by 1-1/4 inches. A Quan Yin pendant is sometimes labeled as a Kwan Yin pendant and is made using a powdered glass enamel decal, which is fired on to copper. Such a lovely Moon Goddess pendant.
Quan Yin is the goddess of mercy, love, compassion and kindness. She is akin to Mother Mary or Tara. She is an enlightened Bodhisattva. She is called upon by sailors, fisherman, mothers, children, the impoverished, the in-firmed and the handicapped in times of distress. She bestows miracles.
Kwan Yin originated in India in a male form but starting showing up in the 8th century as a feminine form in China as the Chinese were in need of a strong goddess of forgiveness.
Buddhist scholars portray Quan yin as male and female. The acceptance of this Bodhisattva as either gender comes from the belief that a bodhisattva can assume whatever form is needed to most perfect relieve suffering and exude loving compassion.
There is a myth that Quan Yin overdid his/her actions to end suffering to the point that his/her head blew up into eleven different pieces. The Buddha changed the eleven pieces into eleven heads so that he/she could hear all the pleas and cries of the world. Then, when he/she reached out to help everyone, it was again too much and so his/her arms exploded so the Buddha give him/her a thousand arms. This is how Kwan Yin is still portrayed to this day.
Quan Yin is considered a goddess. A Quan Yin charm is a great gift for a friend who has a goddess charm bracelet. Kwan Yin charm is also elegant as a zipper pull.
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