I've recently completed a stunningly beautiful 38 episode Chinese television series on the traditional Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu
If you're interested, there's also an hour and a half film in English that's been produced on her
Bear in mind, the Chinese have always been a true polytheistic culture. The "Goddess" Mazu was actually a local Shamaness, a girl from a fishing village, who manifested unusual powers. She was ultimately deified, and became the Supreme Goddess of the sea, and is worshipped in China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Now, you could well ask, why is the communist government of China producing A lushly beautiful TV series and movies devoted to a traditional Chinese Goddess -- the same government that will never allow any movie or television program at all to represent any kind of supernatural phenomena such as ghosts, despite the large role they play in traditional Chinese culture. Well, I think I have an explanation here. The communist Chinese are making a bid to become once more a supreme naval power, and, Mazu is indeed credited with divine intervention in support of the Chinese navy historically, on numerous occasions. In addition, and, in particuclar, Mazu is credited with assisting the Chinese to conquer Taiwan. Does that make things a bit clearer here? So, the communist Chinese are promoting the view among the Chinese people that Mazu is going to intervene directly in support of the Chinese navy in all their doings -- the enemies' guns will fail, their ships will be destroyed by typhoons, their rail guns will fire backwards, the nuclear reactors on their aircraft carriers will go super-critical and explode, sending the crews to the bottom of the sea -- all through the divine intervention of the supreme Goddess of Heaven, Mazu.
And bear in mind here, this is a far more intimate relationship between China and the Goddess Mazu than could possibly exist between man and God in Christian, Muslim or Buddhist nations. After all, Mazu is actually a Chinese girl, Mazu's blood flows in the Chinese people themselves, she grew up amongst them, and loves them as her kinfolk. So, what if the Goddess Mazu were real? What if the Chinese people believe that she is real?