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Bon Religion: Protector Deities Main Page

Bon Protector Deities | Bon Deities Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Bon Protectors Description (below)
- Bon Protectors Outline Page
- Mountain Gods & Local Deities
- Buddhist Protector Deities
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

List of Protectors:
- Amnye Machen (mountain god):
- Amnye Chakyung (mountain god):
- Chenlha
- Damchen (Bon Sarma)
- Dragpa Sengge
- Dralha Yesi Gyalpo
- Gyalchen Shi (Four Kings of the Directions)
- Kula Kari (mountain god)
- Lamlha (Goddess of Travel)
- Machig Lhamo (Bon Sarma)
- Magpon
- Menmo
- Midu
- Namlha
- Namtose (Bon Sarma)
- Nyen Cham Karmo, Yulri (Mountain Goddess, Gyalrong, East Tibet)
- Nyipangse
- Powari (mountain god)
- Sangtsen Nyenpo, Marpori, of Red Mountain (Gyalrong, East Tibet)
- Sheltrab
- Shinje (Bon Sarma)
- Sipai Gyalmo
- Tsen Apse
- Tsengo Dragpa Gyaltsen (mountain god)
- Werma Nyenya (mountain god)
- Others...

Tibetan: Bon Kyong Sungma (bon skyongs srung ma).

Among the group of Bon protectors (sungma) only Sipai Gyalmo (Queen of the World) is regarded as an enlightened deity. As the wrathful form of Sherab Chamma (Satrig Ersang) she is both a meditational deity and functions separately as a protector. As a protector she has six principal manifestations (white, yellow, red, black, blue and dark brown) and twenty-eight retinue attendant figures. (See Sipai Gyalmo Outline Page).

Most of the other Bon protectors can be divided into various divisions and classes such as mountain gods, tsen spirits, subjugated spirits, Buddhist adaptations (Bon Sarma).

General Divisions & Classes:
- Enlightened protectors,
- Mountain gods,
- Tsen spirits,
- Subjugated spirits,
- Miscellaneous Worldly Spirits (see a list)
- Buddhist adaptations (Bon Sarma)

Jeff Watt 4-2006 [updated 12-2015, 6-2017]