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Mongolian Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters
Begze Sunenread more »
Black TenguAn aspect of Tengu as a malevolent. Bringer of disease. On occassion, referred to as Black Tengu, Eastern Tengu or Eastern Tengu.
Bogdo LamaThe third senior Buddhist monk, leader of the movement in Mongolia. Referred to as Bogdo Lama.
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Chinggis Khanread more »
DzajagaA sky god. Sometimes referred to as Dzajaga, Dzajan, Dzajan, Dzajaga-Tengri or Dzajaga-Tengri.
Gala-wan-tengeriA Buriat fire-god. A god of lightning. Sometimes referred to as Gala-wan-tengeri, Gali-edzin, Gali-edzin or Galai-khan.
Galai-khanA fire-god. Also called Galai-khan, Gala-wan-tengeri, Gala-wan-tengeri, Gali-edzin, Buriat Gali-edzin or Buriat Gali-edzin.
Gali-edzinA Buriat fire-god. In some accounts, known as Gali-edzin, Gala-wan-tengeri, Gala-wan-tengeri or Galai-khan.
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HutukhtuThe Mongol version of Tulku. In some references, known as Hutukhtu, Khobilkhan or Khobilkhan.
Karaty-khanA hero who killed the man-eating demon, Punegusse. Sometimes known as Karaty-khan, Itje, Itje, Karaty-Khan, Punegusse or Punegusse.
kereThe unicorn. On occassion, referred to as kere, Chinese ch'i-lin, Chinese ch'i-lin, kirin, unicorn, Japanese kirin, Japanese kirin, ch'i-lin, Tibetan serou or Tibetan serou.
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Margye PongiA mountain. It was to this mountain that, at the end of his mission on earth, Gesar Khan returned to be purified. Also identified as Margye Pongi.
Morgan-karaThe first shaman. He was reputed to have the power of raising the dead. Known as Morgan-kara.
PunegusseA man-eating demon. This demon was killed by the hero Itje. It is said that mosquitoes were created from the demon's corpse. Also referred to as Punegusse, Karaty-khan, Karaty-khan or Itje.
Qormusta Tengriread more »
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tukThe sacred standard of the khan. This emblem was made from nine yak tails. On occassion, referred to as tuk.
White TengriA benevolent aspect of Tengri. Sometimes called White Tengri, Western Tengri or Western Tengri.