SOUTH-EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY

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TAMBARINANG

South-East Asian fabulous creature

Also known as KENYALANG, TENYALANG

This is the Rhinoceros Hornbill bird of the Golden Mountains.

A messenger of LANG, he seems to be in charge of the Tree of Life from which this tribe came into existence.

Rhinoceros Hornbills have a very strange mating strategy which involves entombment of the female in a tree-trunk for thirty-odd days.

The Ngaju’s death rites follow a similar pattern — the dead spent a month locked away before their souls are allowed to fly off to Heaven. TAMBARINANG is there to offer his support and provide protection against evil spirits.

TAMBARINANG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TAMBARINANG
Area or people : Ngaju of Borneo
Location : South-East Asia
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KENYALANG, TENYALANG
Popularity index : 2797
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Article last updated on 30 August 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Tambarinang: South-East Asian fabulous creature (South-East Asian mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 30 Aug. 2006. Web. 1 October 2014.

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