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The Thulung myth of the bhume sites and some Indo-Tibetan comparisons

Abstract:
A myth recorded in 1970 among the Thulung Rai of East Nepal tells of the foundation of a series of shrines. It is compared with the origin myth of the Hindu Shakta pitha cult, and with a number of similar myths in and around the Himalayas. In all cases, sacred sites, often centering on sacred stones, are linked with the body parts of a mythic being.
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Pages:
168-182
Host title:
Asian highland societies: in anthropological perspective

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