Sunday, August 15, 2004

Shamanism, Gods, spirits, and souls

All three worlds are inhabited by spirits. Among the Mongolian and Turkish peoples, ´┐Żlgen, a benevolent deity and the god of the Upper World, has seven sons and nine daughters. Among the Buryat of southern Siberia, Tengri (often identified with ´┐Żlgen) also has children, the Khat's - the western ones being good and the eastern ones wicked. The gods of the Buryats number 99 and


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