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

SOURCE:

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.

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