The Spirit of a Heroine: Ya Mo-Spirit Reverence, Patriotism and Thai Buddhism

@article{Nilsen2011TheSO,
  title={The Spirit of a Heroine: Ya Mo-Spirit Reverence, Patriotism and Thai Buddhism},
  author={Marte Nilsen},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={1599-1625}
}
  • Marte Nilsen
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • The story of Ya Mo is that of a great Thai heroine honoured with a grand monument: (the Suranari memorial) in the centre of Khorat, a city in the northeast of Thailand. The monument is a sacred shrine embedding Ya Mo's guardian spirit which protects the people of the city. She is a grantor of protection, auspiciousness and good luck, and can fulfil wishes, needs and requests. Her spirit can be benevolent as well as ferocious and revengeful. She is a warrior and a guardian, but also a… CONTINUE READING
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