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Nats

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In Burma.a class of spirits with supernatural powers who are venerated and invoked for mundane (laukika) benefits. They occupy a realm just below the heavens of the gods (deva). In former...

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Phi

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The phi are spirits in Thailand (Siam) and Laos who are known for their magical power and for their effect on everyday life. They resemble the nats of Burma and ...

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Southeast Asian Mythology

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Mainland Southeast Asia, made up of countries we now call Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Burma, and populated by Austroasiatic or Austronesian peoples, lies between two cultural...

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