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Protectors: General Divisions & Classes

Protector Deities Main Page

General Divisions & Classes:

1. Enlightened (Wisdom) Protectors
- Male
- Female
- Androgynous
- Disputed
- Deity Confusions

2. Worldly Protectors:
- Four Guardian Kings (of the Directions)
- Indian Gods
- Subjugated Spirits
- Mountain Gods
- Tsen Spirits & Drala Warriors
- Miscellaneous Worldly Spirits (see a list)
- Bon and Other Adaptations

3. Other Divisions & Categories:
- Tantric System Protectors
- 'Terma' Revealed Treasure Protectors
- Religious Tradition Protectors Outline
- Regional Protectors
- Personal Protectors
- Secret Protectors
- Public Protectors

Jeff Watt [page added 4-2020]

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