Ethan: Tell me about the religions in Taiwan. Laura: Buddhism and Taoism are the most important religions in Taiwan. However, most Taiwanese believe in a mix of these two, as well as Confucianism and other folk beliefs. Ethan: It's a good thing that people with different religions can live together in harmony. Laura: No doubt. Ancestor worship is also very important to the Taiwanese. Ethan: You really worship a lot of gods and goddesses! Can you tell me something about the folk beliefs here? Laura: For example, Matsu, the goddess of the sea, is widely worshipped in Taiwan. There are many legends about her, and she is said to be the protector of fishermen and sailors. People usually worship Matsu for good luck and safety. Ethan: The folk beliefs here are quite vivid and interesting! Laura: Yes. You may have heard of the Eight Infernal Generals. Ethan: Who are they? Laura: They are eight messengers from the underworld. They're in charge of capturing or expelling evil spirits and monsters. They are also the defenders of the chief deity. That's why you can often see them lead religious processions.