Nang Takian (2)
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Nang Takian is the spirit who lives in the Takian tree shading Mae Nak’s Bangkok shrine. She is a unique Takian spirit, considered especially powerful because of her proximity to the powerful ghost, Mae Nak. Unlike other Takian tree spirits, this particular Nang Takian is considered generally benevolent and is beloved for her willingness to bestow winning lottery numbers. If her bark is rubbed vigorously (but respectfully and lovingly), patterns in the wood allegedly reveal numbers. She will reveal numbers for financial, magical, and other purposes, too. According to a legend popularized by a Thai movie, Lady Takian was once a mortal woman who hung herself from the big Takian tree in shame and despair after being raped. Her soul entered the tree, and she was transformed into its indwelling spirit.
Mae Nak; Nang Takian (1)
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.