Earth Goddess is the wife of Earth God who suggested that everyone should be rich and happy. But Earth Goddess had the opposite idea to his husband saying the difference between the poor and the rich would drive the poor to work hard. So the Jade Emperor agreed to Earth Goddess’suggestion and allowed some to live in massive wealth while others to live in poverty. Thus the poor were dissatisfied with Earth Goddess. And some people even considered the Goddess a stingy, selfish, cruel and wicked lady. For this reason, people nowadays would only worship the Earth God but not the Goddess.
Some people said that there were once people worshipping Earth Goddess in the Earth God temple in Ming Dynasty. But later people considered that the Earth God should not get married so they took away the statue of Earth Goddess. After some twists and turns people decided not to worship Earth Goddess in the temple so the statue of Earth Goddess isnot found nowadays.
In legend, there was a love triangle between Earth God and Earth Goddess which is funny and interesting.
Similar to Earth God, Earth Goddess is always presented as an elder, and there is a hair bun representing the general appearance of Chinese traditional woman. Besides this, Earth God and Earth Goddess have looks . It is not easy to distinguish one from the other without the help of the priest of the temple. There is one Earth Goddess statue located in one of temple in Neihu.