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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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among the Kalmucks, is a deity of the second rank, who has appeared fifty- two times in as many different forms. The principal form is that of a woman, which, in all external appearance, is entirely like that of the Kalmuck women in general. She sits with crossed legs upon an elevation, is in part unclothed, and wherever the flesh appears is painted red. Head- dress and clothing are about tantamount to each other in most Kalmuck deities; the lower part of the body is enveloped in a light robe, while the head is crowned with a towering ornament, and adorned with flowers. Tabunisozton holds in her hands a vessel of fruit, and is regarded as the goddess of earthly fruitfulness, with which her frequent reviviscence agrees.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Tabunisozton'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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