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Goddess of the Sea

Once a year, the usually quiet Meizhou Island comes alive with a cacophony of drums, fireworks and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. They’ve come for the birthday of a very special local girl: the sea goddess Mazu. In this episode, Tianran He joins in the festivities, and discovers just how far-reaching Mazu’s influence is on local lives.

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