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The Demon Hiranyaksha Departs the Demon Palace (detail) / Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series / Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, ca. 1740 / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(This is a depiction from an artists perspective) The Demon Hiranyaksha Departs the Demon Palace (detail) / Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series / Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, ca. 1740 / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Detail of Bahrain Qur Pins the Coupling Onagers from Shah Tahmasp's Shah-nama (Book of kings), fol. 568r, by Mir Sayyid Ali, ca. 1533-35. Tabriz, Persia. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Detail of Bahrain Qur Pins the Coupling Onagers from Shah Tahmasp's Shah-nama (Book of kings), fol. by Mir Sayyid Ali, ca.

Karabas - literally black press, which is an evil spirit or gin, leaning over while sleeping, he causes nightmares, eating from his fears. It is believed that these creatures can be deadly, and some people dying dream is said to have become a victim of their anger. Karabasmak verb is used to dreaming nightmares that cause disease but a Mongolian Hara / caravans and word hargah have a common root, which means curse.

Karabas - literally black press, which is an evil spirit or gin, leaning over while sleeping, he causes nightmares, eating from his fears

Eski Türk-Moğol savaşçıları; savaş meydanında önden boş/eyersiz bir kara at gönderilirlerdi, bunun anlamı Erlik Han'ı savaş meydanına davet etmektir... Zırhlarında Erlik Han'ın sureti(Yaban domuzu) olan rozetler taşırlardı. Yine Eski Türk-Moğol savaşçılarında görülen ''ön perçem'' ve ''örgü saç'' stilleri; Erlik Han'ın, savaşçı öldükten sonra onu saçından tutup çekeceği inanışına dayanmaktadır... Bu tip gelenekler/inanışlar; zeybek kültüründe de görülmektedir.

Eski Türk-Moğol savaşçıları; savaş meydanında önden boş/eyersiz bir kara at gönderilirlerdi, bunun anlamı Erlik Han'ı savaş meydanına davet etmektir... Zırhlarında Erlik Han'ın sureti(Yaban domuzu) olan rozetler taşırlardı. Yine Eski Türk-Moğol savaşçılarında görülen ''ön perçem'' ve ''örgü saç'' stilleri; Erlik Han'ın, savaşçı öldükten sonra onu saçından tutup çekeceği inanışına dayanmaktadır... Bu tip gelenekler/inanışlar; zeybek kültüründe de görülmektedir.

Lord Kubera

Gouache painting on paper (watermarked from a set of twelve paintings of deities. The deity Kubera, shown with four arms, riding a white horse. He performs abhaya mudra with his inner most right hand and varada mudra with his left. He carries a mace.

Śiva as Kala Bhairava, accompanied by his dog 'vahana', is depicted as an elegant, youthful figure. As befits a wandering ascetic, he is nude but for a loincloth, has flowing dreadlocks, wears a garland of skulls and carries a trishula (trident) across his shoulders. Company School, Thanjavur, 1830.

Opaque watercolour painting of Śhiva as Kala Bhairava, accompanied by his dog 'vahana', is depicted as an elegant, youthful figure.

Demons Fighting Over an Animal Limb, late 17th century. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Doris Rubin, in memory of Harry Rubin, 1989 (1989.236.3) | In this painting, set in a fantastic landscape with rocks, trees and a cityscape in the distance, two fearsome demons are seen quarreling over the leg of an animal.

Demons Fighting Over an Animal Limb, late century. set in a fantastic landscape with rocks, trees and a cityscape in the distance, two fearsome demons are seen quarreling over the leg of an animal.

Fasciculus temporum, MS M.801 fol. 89r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

- Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

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