Cult, Culture, and Authority: Princess Lieu Hanh in Vietnamese History

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Princess Lieu Hanh, often called the Mother of the Vietnamese people by her followers, is one of the most prominent goddesses in Vietnamese popular religion. First emerging some four centuries ago as a local sect appealing to women, the princess' cult has since transcended its geographical and gender boundaries and remains vibrant today. Who was this revered deity? Was she a virtuous woman or a prostitute? Why did people begin worshiping her and why have they continued? Cult, Culture, and Authority traces Lieu Hanh's cult ...

Cult, Culture, and Authority: Princess Lieu Hanh in Vietnamese History 2007, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824829728

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