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Title: The Myth of the Cosmic Turtle According to the Late Astrological Tradition
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Béla Kelényi
One Sentence Summary: This paper looks at the mythical and astrological role of the turtle in Tibet.

Description: This paper looks at the mythical and astrological role of the turtle in Tibet. Turtles play an important role in several creation myths, several short examples of which are translated here. They also are found in Tibetan astrology and ritual. The paper ends with a detailed explanation of the symbolism of two Tibetan paintings of "Lungta Strongholds" (rlung rta'i mkhar), which at their centers feature the mythic figure Kongtse Trülgyi Gyelpo (kong rtse 'phrul gyi rgyal po) on the back of a turtle. (Ben Deitle 2006-05-03)

Publisher Place: Leiden; Boston; Köln
Publisher: Brill
Normalized publisher place: Leiden
Publisher country: Netherlands
Publisher URL: http://www.brill.nl/
Published Date: 2002
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Multi-Author Edited Volumes -- Conference Proceedings -- Proceedings of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (PIATS) -- PIATS 9 (2000) -- Impressions of Bhutan and Tibetan Art
Cultural Coverage: China
Language: English
Series Title: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library
Series editor: Henk Blezer
Alex McKay
Charles Ramble
Series volume: 2/3
Source: Impressions of Bhutan and Tibetan Art: Tibetan Studies III. PIATS 2000: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Leiden 2000
Source Editor: Henk Blezer
John Ardussi
Source Type: Conference Proceedings
Source Page Numbers: 69-90
ISBN/ISSN: 9004125450
Other Agent: Abel Zadoks
Other Agent Type: Assistant Editor
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Conference Paper
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2006-03-15 17:42:13
Date Record Checked: 2006-05-04
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-04 10:36:11
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