Thai Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Ajalpal

A king. Son of Anomatan and Manikesara. Father of Dasha-ratha. Sometimes called Ajalpal, Ajalpala, Ajalpala, Ajapal, Aja, Aja or 'unborn'.

Ananta Nakhon

A city, home of Sison. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ananta Nakhon.

Ananta Thewi

A goddess of good luck. Consort of Phra Sao. At times, called Ananta Thewi, Sanskrit Ananda or Sanskrit Ananda.

Anomatan

A king. Son of Narayana. Father of Ajalpal. Consort of Manikesara. He is said to have been born from the lotus with no mother. Also called Anomatan.

Athityarat

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Diamond Buddha

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Djao Thraya

A goddess of the River Menam. Also commonly known as Djao Thraya.

elephant-tiger

A mythical animal, an elephant with a tiger's head. At times, referred to as elephant-tiger.

Hirantayaksa

The Thai version of Hiranyaksha. Also known as Hirantayaksa.

Hom

Sister of Phrom. Her sister found the son of Kong abandoned in the forest and gave the child to Hom who reared him, calling him Phan. In some accounts, known as Hom.

In Lao

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Kham Daeng

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Khrut

The Thai version of Garuda. Sometimes known as Khrut, Gallus, Gallus, cock, Galon, Galon, Krut, Krut, Garuda, Garuda, Agni, Devourer, Garutmant or Suparna.

Khun Kan

One of the Three Great Men. Occasionally referred to as Khun Kan.

Khun Ket

One of the Three Great Men. In some lore, occasionally called Khun Ket.

khuna

Paradise. In some lore, occasionally known as khuna.

khwan

The soul which, it is said, can leave. The body and return. On occassion, identified as khwan, windjan, windjan, Indonesian badi or Indonesian badi.

Kinnara

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Kong

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Kuna

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Kupera

A god of wealth. Sometimes known as Kupera, Buddhist Kubera, Buddhist Kubera, Kompira, Kovero, Kuwera, Indonesian Kuwera, Indonesian Kuwera, Kubera, Japanese Kompira or Japanese Kompira.

Ma Muang

A mango-goddess. In some lore, occasionally known as Ma Muang.

Machanu

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Maiyarab

King of the underworld realm, Patal. In some lore, occasionally called Maiyarab.

Manikesara

Wife of Anomatan. Also identified as Manikesara.

Menam

A sacred river. Occasionally identified as Menam, Maenam or Maenam.

Mountain Spirit

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Narayana

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Panyasa-Jataka

The Thai version of the Jatakas. Sometimes known as Panyasa-Jataka.

Patal

The underworld. This realm, ruled by Maiyarab, can be reached by sliding down inside the hollow stalk of the lotus. Also known as Patal, Patali, Patali, Hindu Patala or Hindu Patala.

Phan

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phi

A spirit of the dead. Also commonly identified as phi, Burmese nat, Burmese nat, neq, thi, Pakistani neq, Pakistani neq or nat.

Phra In

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Phra In Suen

The name for Shiva in Thailand. On occassion, called Phra In Suen.

Phra Men

A sacred mountain. Occasionally known as Phra Men.

Phra Naret

The name for Lakshmi in Thailand. Identified as Phra Naret, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya or East Indies Dewi-Shri.

Phra Sao

A god of ill-fortune, ruler of the planet Saturn. Consort of Ananta Thewi. Also commonly known as Phra Sao.

Phrom

An old woman. She found the son of Kong when he was abandoned. Also referred to as Phrom.

Phrom-Kuman

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Phroo

The Thai version of Bharata. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Phroo.

Pitsanukukon

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Pu Lang Seung

One of the Three Great Men. On occassion, identified as Pu Lang Seung.

Ramakien

The story of Hanuman's visit to the underworld realm, Patal. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ramakien, Ramakirti or Ramakirti.

Ramasoon

A thunder-god. Sometimes identified as Ramasoon.

Saksit

The realm of the spirits. In some accounts, called Saksit.

Sam Muk

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Satrud

The Thai version of Satrughna. Also commonly identified as Satrud.

Sikantapatewada

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Sison

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Sommonacodum

A saviour god. Also identified as Sommonacodum.

Songkran

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Sura Uthaka

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Tavan

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Then Lo

Grandfather of the king of the Thens. He entertained the Three Great Men when they went to the sky, kingdom of the Thens. On occassion, known as Then Lo.

Then Teng

One of the sky-lords. After the flood waters had receded, he came to earth to teach the new race the arts of agriculture. Occasionally identified as Then Teng.

Thens

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Thewi Suthat

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thi

A spirit of the dead. Also identified as thi, Burmese nat, Burmese nat, neq, phi, Pakistani neq, Pakistani neq or nat.

Thonamun

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Three Great Men

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Thung

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Tipaka

A flying horse owned by Sison. In some accounts, identified as Tipaka.

Typanon

A dancing angel holding. A thunderbolt. Also called Typanon.

windjan

The soul of the individual which leaves the body at death. Occasionally referred to as windjan, khwan, khwan or Indonesian badi.

Witsanukam

A supreme god, architect of the gods. Also commonly known as Witsanukam.
Thai Mythology