Tara Who Protects from the Eight Great Fears
Usually the form of Green Tara, also known as Tara of the Khadira Forest (Skt. Khadiravani Tara, Wyl. seng ldeng nags kyi sgrol ma, Tib. སེང་ལྡེང་ནགས་ཀྱི་སྒྲོལ་མ། sengdeng nak kyi drolma), is the main deity who is considered to give protection from the eight great fears. But there are also individual forms of Tara for each of the eight fears as well.
The eight fears are considered to have an outer aspect such as lions, elephants, etc. and an inner aspect, the mental defilements they represent. While the outer fears, or dangers, threaten our life or property, the inner ones endanger us spiritually by obstructing or turning us away from the path to enlightenment.
2. thieves representing false views
7. captivity or imprisonment representing greed
Another way to think of them is to consider the flood of attachment, the thieves of wrong views, the lion of pride, the snakes of jealousy, the fire of anger, the carnivorous demon of doubt, the chains of miserliness or greed, and the elephant of ignorance. 
- Kangyur -Derge edition - Vol 94 pp. 444-448 - The Sutra of Arya Tara Who Protects from the Eight Fears (Skt. Ārya-tārā-astaghora-tāranā-sūtra, Wyl. ‘phags ma sgrol ma ‘jigs pa brgyad las skyob pa’i mdo, Tib. འཕགས་མ་སྒྲོལ་མ་འཇིགས་པ་བརྒྱད་ལས་སྐྱོབ་པའི་མདོ། pakma drolma jikpa gyé lé kyobpé do).
- Martin Willson, In Praise of Tara: Songs to the Saviouress, published by Wisdom Publications, 1986
- Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, How to Free Your Mind, published by Snow Lion Publications, 2005