Buddhist Mythology

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YAMA (2)

Buddhist Judgmental God

An Underworld clone

He is the Buddhist version of Yama the Hindu Underworld God.

All religions need some kind of judgmental figure and Yama was well-known locally for his deathly duties so he was a natural fit. Now he has a franchise across two Underworlds and both are highly successful. Dead souls are questioned and their fates decided with amazing efficiency.

Will Yama expand his empire to other religions? Christianity for example is sorely lacking in juicy Underworld figures. He could revolutionize Hell and maybe even make Limbo an exciting go-to destination.

Yama (2) Facts and Figures

Name: Yama (2)
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Judging
Area of expertise: Judgment, Judgement

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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