Leken Marpo

Leken Marpo

The Red Master of Life

Also known as: Laihansorogdog

Origin: Mongolia

Leken Marpo is a pre-Buddhist Mongolian war deity who now rides alongside Begtse and protects the Dharma. In iconography, Leken Marpo is usually depicted at Begtse’s left.

Attributes: A spear, a noose and a banner

Mount: A wild, fierce blue wolf

See also: Begtse; Bon Spirits; Eight Dharma Protectors

Judika Illes
From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.