Encyclopedia of deities

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Encyclopedia of deities

Post by dolphin_color » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:31 pm

Is there a traditional Tibetan text that is (or contains) an encyclopedia of the tantric deities? I'm talking about something similar in content to Vessantara's "Female Deities in Buddhism: A Concise Guide" or "A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra"? These describe what the deities represent, how they're classically represented, how they relate to other deities, and a bit about practicing them. If the text also goes into detail on bodhisattvas and protectors, that would be fantastic. It could be reasonable to assume that Kongtrul wrote something along these lines, but I don't have access to his big work.

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Re: Encyclopedia of deities

Post by Ayu » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:54 pm

Maybe you can find some literature in the references of this article?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_deities
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