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Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion. Kuan means Earth and Yin is the female life force. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the benefit of all beings. By iconographic category and hierarchy she is a meditational deity and her appearance is that of a peaceful deity. Kuan Yin has strength that is embraced by softness.

During the Classical period from about 500 BCE, Greek statues began increasingly to depict real people, as opposed to vague interpretations of myth