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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 5, Tien Hou Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Tien Hou Summary and Analysis

The story of the mortal girl Tien Hou can still be heard around the island of Meichow Tao. Possessing supernatural abilities and powers, she is known as The Protector of the Sea. The existence of shrines and statues of Tien Hou suggest that she was a religious image of the ancient Chinese.

Tien Hou has four brothers and the young girl longs to join her father and brothers on their fishing adventures. There comes a day when her father and brothers have been away for two weeks. Tien Hou is sorting reeds for a basket when she suddenly feels a great pain in her head, gasps for air, and falls to the ground. Tien Hou's mother tends her daughter, asking her to hear her voice and return. Tien Hou awakens and claims, "I should have stayed just...

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