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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. Occasionally referred to as Black Tengu, Eastern Tengu or Eastern Tengu.
Bogdo LamaThe third senior Buddhist monk, leader of the movement in Mongolia. In some accounts, identified as Bogdo Lama.
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Chinggis Khanread more »
DzajagaA sky god. Sometimes identified as Dzajaga, Dzajan, Dzajan, Dzajaga-Tengri or Dzajaga-Tengri.
Gala-wan-tengeriA Buriat fire-god. A god of lightning. Occasionally identified as Gala-wan-tengeri, Gali-edzin, Gali-edzin or Galai-khan.
Galai-khanA fire-god. Occasionally identified as Galai-khan, Gala-wan-tengeri, Gala-wan-tengeri, Gali-edzin, Buriat Gali-edzin or Buriat Gali-edzin.
Gali-edzinA Buriat fire-god. Also 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, called Hutukhtu, Khobilkhan or Khobilkhan.
Karaty-khanA hero who killed the man-eating demon, Punegusse. In some references, referred to as Karaty-khan, Itje, Itje, Karaty-Khan, Punegusse or Punegusse.
kereThe unicorn. Also commonly called kere, Chinese ch'i-lin, Chinese ch'i-lin, kirin, unicorn, Japanese kirin, Japanese kirin, ch'i-lin, Tibetan serou or Tibetan serou.
KhovduudOne of the 11 sons of Khori Tumed and a swan-maiden. Also commonly referred to as Khovduud.
Manzasiriread more »
Margye PongiA mountain. It was to this mountain that, at the end of his mission on earth, Gesar Khan returned to be purified. Called Margye Pongi.
Morgan-karaThe first shaman. He was reputed to have the power of raising the dead. Occasionally 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. Sometimes referred to as Punegusse, Karaty-khan, Karaty-khan or Itje.
Qormusta Tengriread more »
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Tengriread more »
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tukThe sacred standard of the khan. This emblem was made from nine yak tails. Sometimes called tuk.
White TengriA benevolent aspect of Tengri. On occassion, referred to as White Tengri, Western Tengri or Western Tengri.