Siberian - A Buriat shamanistic fetish: a household spirit. The fetish takes the form of an image of a spirit or a god. The images can be of bears, ermine, ferrets, porcupines, etc. Some are said to cure disease or protect particular groups. Some shamans are said to become ongons when they die. Also known as ongon, tyus, tyus, Altai Kurmes, Buriat ongon, Altai kurmes, Altai kurmes, Turkish tyus, Turkish tyus or kurmes.

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