The Legend of the Sea Goddess Thien Y A NA and Its Meanings
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<正>越南古代文明发源于北部红河三角洲地区,在其成长的过程中早已与其东部的海洋发生了各种联系。随着历史上的"南进"运动,越南疆域沿海岸向南推进,南迁的越族居民与中部以南地区的占婆Thien Y A NA is one of sea gods /goddesses worshiped by the people in the southern Vietnam, whose religion source was closely related to the Po Nagar religion who was the safeguard goddess of ancient Chams. As a sea goddess, Thien Y was believed in by common people at first, and later was conferred an official title by the Nguyen Dynasty. The relics of the Sea Goddess Thien Y worship scatters in the coastal areas in the southern Vietnam nowadays The legend of Thien Y is vivid, fascinating, and significant in many respects.