Klugyalmo Sripé Tanla Phapa – The Klu Queen Who Set the Universe in Water
In the beginning, Klugyalmo Sripé Tanla Phapa the water snake emerged from the primeval void. Her body became and is the universe:
• Her flesh is Earth
• Oceans are her blood
• Rivers are her veins
• Mountains are her bones
• The top of her head is the sky
• Clouds are her breath
• Her left eye is the sun
• Her right eye is the moon
• Four of her teeth became Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
• The rest of her teeth form the Mansions of the Moon
When you step on the ground, you’re standing on a gigantic snake. If you take a dip in the sea, you’re swimming in her blood. Look outside: daytime means Klugyalmo Sripé is awake. When she sleeps, it’s night.
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.