The Goddess Green Tara (Green star) is female embodiment of compassion. She is similar to White Tara the difference being only in her left hand which holds a half closed lotus or water-lily flower which is often blue. She is known as the Swift One, due to her immediate response to those who request her aid. She has said to be the representation of the Nepali and Chinese princess who married the great king Srang-Tsan-Gampo and credited with the introduction of buddhism to Tibet and China. She is known as the great liberator, overcoming obstacles in whatever form they manifest in our lives. She is especially known for giving protection against danger and fear.