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Yama. Lord of Death. 1) A personification of impermanence and the unfailing law of cause and effect and one's inevitable mortality. 2) ('chi bdag) The demon with this name is one of the four Maras; see under 'Mara.' [RY]

Lord of Death, Yama. one of the phyogs skyong bcu the ten guardians of the directions [RY]

Lord of Death. A personification of impermanence and the unfailing law of cause and effect [RY]

Yamaraja, Lord of Death [RY]

lord of death [RY]

(minion of) Yama/ Lord of the Dead [RB]

1) Yamaraja, lord of the dead; 2) male and female lords of the dead] [IW]

yama, lord of dead, god of lower regions (1 of 8 chos skyong, yum is dpal ldan lha mo), 1 of sde brgyad, 1 of srin po'i rgyal po, lords of death, class of beings that have been assimilated to the yama of the Indian pantheon; considered to be the bearers of death [JV]

Lord of Death, Yama [IW]

Lord Yama. 1) Yama, the king of death, king of the dead, lord of death, lord of the dead; 2) Yamāntaka (short for gshin rje gshed). Yama is elsewhere known as the "master of the underworld", the personification of death, or the deity who judges beings after death based on their previous deeds and assigns them to their next rebirth. Yama is also associated with Yamāntaka. Despite the fact that Yamāntaka (whose name means "Destroyer of Yama/Death") is supposedly the nemesis of Yama, he is also often referred to simply as 'Lord Yama' (gshin rje) rather than his full name in Tibetan (gshin rje gshed). Yama (यम) or Yamarāja (यमराज) is a deity of death and the underworld or afterlife who predominantly features in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, and belongs to an early stratum of Rigvedic deities. In Sanskrit his name can be interpreted to mean "twin". He is an important deity worshipped by the Kalasha and formerly by the Nuristani peoples, indicating his prominence in ancient Hinduism. The Buddhist Yama has, however, developed different myths and different functions from the Hindu deity. Erick Tsiknopoulos