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  Thep Than Jai

 

Thailand

The Burmese nat-like deity Bo Bo Gyi (fig.), is in Thailand known as Thep Than Jai. This benevolent guardian is classically depicted as a life-sized man, often holding a walking stick in one hand while pointing with the index finger of his other hand. It is basically the same deity but sometimes depicted in a style more typically Thai, as can be seen in this typically Thai-style chadah crown.