Rutra (the spelling /Rudra/ is erroneous for this esoteric Bon deity : derived from the Burus^aki language [spoken in the so-called "Indus-Valley Civilization", still earlier located instead in the long-since-dry Saraswati river-valley], it is more accurately (Sh&Sh"MR") /Rutra/, but is etymologically /LUTRA/ : cognate with Latin /LUTRa/ ‘otter’ – the otter-god being guardian, in Norse saga, of treasure of gold = Bodish “golden rosary”) (Skt. /LUTa/ ‘spider’; /LUTAmaRkat.aka/ ‘ape’ [literally ‘spider little emerald’, evidently alluding to the "spider-monkey"])

Hellenic & Latin aequivalents

originally Bon, now also Vajrayana (most of this and the following passages from Sh&Sh"MR")

Hellenic; Latin; etc.

Rutra was born “as a black jackal, a bee with a painful sting, a worm” (ShNTCC, p. 154). Rutra, also named Kuntrin (given the empowerment-name “Black Salvation”), “was reborn several times as a huge sea monster” makara {cf. otter}; and afterwards in the Raks.asa-city Lanka of a woman who “used to consort with three Spirits -- a Deva in the morning, a Fire Genius at noon, and a Daitya in the evening.

/KuNTrin/ is similar to the name of Vaidik r.s.i /KUTsa/ : the reference to "a Fire Genius" is reminiscent of how Kutsa is (FS"KR") "described as worshipping Agni in different forms, addressing him with different names."

With the times of the three Spirits, cf. e.g. the 3 stages of the day, mentioned in the riddle of the Sphinx, as solved by Oidipous of Thebai.

"Black Salvation" was reborn in the eighth month as the offspring of these three Spirits. The child was a terrible monster, black of color, with three heads, each of which had three eyes, six hands, four feet and two wings.”

cf. "Ecne was the god of Knowledge he had three fathers who were in turn the sons of Brigit the goddess of fertility and Turenn son of Oghma." (M&M"E")

The mother who had given birth to this monster died nine days after its birth. ... the infant sustained his life by sucking the breasts of his mother's corpse. These yielded only a thin, watery fluid for seven days.”

Sterope is called Airope, who was loved by Ares and died in childbirth; her son survived by sucking milk from the breast of his dead mother and was named Airopos”. This woman is designated "Aerope 2" (not Airope) in CDCM. This form of Ares is named Aphneios (according to Paus. 8:44:6 -- Aph).

Rutra used as his “battle cry” : TUTra, Matra, MarUTra {These 3 words are likely to be the wereguild demanded of the 3 sons of Turen, namely the mysterious "three shouts ... to ... be given on the Hill of Miochaoin in the north of Lochlann." (M&M"FChT")}

Latin god’s name /MUTunus (‘borrow money’) TUTunus/ = Priapos. This is the converse of /lutra/ < /lu-/ ‘pay off a debt’ [LD, p. 1085b]) : battles put one into moral (karmic) indebtedness, which must afterwards needs be paid off.

10 demoi : “Although Pausanias says that Aleos was succeeded as king of Arcadian Tegea by his son Lykourgos, and Lykourgos by Kepheus’ grandson Echemos, Kepheus and Korythos both appear as kings of Tegea during Aleos’ lifetime. This confusion probably results from a tendency to refer to local Arcadian rulers and eponyms as kings of Tegea, the capital of Aleos’ kingdom; one of the ten demes (counties) of Tegea was named for Korythos and another for Echemos.”

the 3 kaya-s :

the __-kaya

is __







the 4 daimonic guardianesses of the 4 gates into Malaya mountain (in Lanka), and their daughters :

__-headed guardianess

her daughter


White Mare-faced


Black Sow-faced


Red Lion-faced


Green Bitch-faced

within the mountain, 8 female sentries, each having a daughter like unto herself :

(1) Lioness,

(2) Tigress,

(3) Vixen,

(4) She-wolf,

(5) Vultur-ess,

(6) Kanka, [Cran-ess],

(7) Raven-ess, and

(8) Owl-ess.

the 6 daughters of the Rutra-s:

"She who maddens,"

"She who frightens,"

"The unsullied,"

"She who dries one up,"

"She who bears the Cup," and

"the bowl bearer”.

the 8 colored goddesses of the cemeteries in the directions, at "nerve-leafs of the conch-shell mansion" (brain)


















dark green



dark blue







traversings of the body of Rutra interiorly, by 2 gods; and

of the body of his consort interiorly, by 2 (?) goddesses

Thereupon, Hayagriva at once entered the body of the Rutra by the secret path (Guhya) from below and piercing him right through from below up- wards, He showed His Horse's Head, on the top of the head of the Rutra. The oily fat of the Rutra's body made the Horse's head look green.”

Belonging to "the King of Siogair", "the horses and the chariot" (M&M"FChT") are aequivalent to the SAGARa-s ('seas') including PLAKS.a (Ficus virens 'green fig' -- "OHM", p. 170a) = PLEX-[h]ippos (CDCM, s.v. "Choricus") 'stricken horse' inventor of wrestling (wrestlers oiling their bodies).

(ShNTCC, p. 155) “Evil Pig” also traversed the interior of the body of Rutra, “entering through the top of the head and issuing by the rectum”.

cf. the “man-headed mechanical boar” (GM 141.h) of goddess Orthosian Artemis on (CDCM, s.v. "Teuthras") Mt. Teuthrania.

{If "issuing by the rectum" should imply faeces, then implied would be faeces of the deities, which Aztec lore hath aequated with gold.}

cf. owning by king (of Hellas) Tuis of the swine-skin for "three times the full of the skin of gold" (M&M"FChT").

At the same time, Vajra-Varahi, His Consort, also entered the body of the Rutra's Consort Krodheshvari, in the same manner piercing and impaling her. She forced Her own Sow's head right up through the crown of the Demoness' head, until it towered above it. The Sow's head had assumed a black color, from having been steeped in the fat of the Rakshasi.”

cf. the sow [= Vajra-Varahi] at Crommuon owned by (CDCM, s.v. "Phaea") the woman Phaia [= Krodha-is`vari], and subdued by Theseus (< /*Thetu-/ [= /dharma-DHATU/]).

"OHM" = R. L. S. Sikarwar : "Oceans in Hindu Mythology".

{Alchemic gold is extracted from reversion of the sun : (CDCM, s.v. "Thyestes") "The Sun was so horrified that it recoiled from its course." The name /Thuestes/ (< */T.u>es-/) is likely cognate with Irish /Tuis/, both evidently related to /T.a>us/, name of the principal deity of the Yazidi religion (dedicated to alchemy), and vehicle of god SKANDA son of HARa (hence modern city-name /KANDA-HAR/ in antient Dragiane of the east-Caucasian Dargin tribe).}

some Hellenic aequivalents :



Kuntrin’s servant Prama-deva (given the initiation-name “Arya-s`raddha”). [Haya-griva was incarnate as Prama-deva.]

Telephos, son of (Auge) a sister of Kepheus the father of Sterope / Aerope.

When converted Rutra "became known as Mahagala" (RC, p. 215).

cf. GALAhaut's becoming (CM&F, p. 205a) "converted to the side of CAMELOT."

Thubka-Z`onnu is (‘food leftover from a meal’). Trailokya-vijaya drew from his anus (RC, p. 215), so that is (perhaps) god of haimerrhoids.

Because /uc-/ is for /ud-/ = Norse /u`t/, cf. (possibly) the eating-contest praesided over by U`t-garda-loki.

The son of (by adultery with the consort of Rutra) is Vajra-kumara, who “is a phurbu” (RC, p. 216).

Vajra-kumara “rolls ‘Mt. Meru phurba’ in the palms of his hands” ("WhShW"ETS, p. 246b); and

The KUMARA's "father" (MM&L, p. 156b) is Rono : Rono-kako sprang the trap which now is a mountain (MM&L, p. 157a).

is “three-headed” (loc. cit.).

3-headed Erulos (CDCM, s.v. “Erylus”) was slain by Euandros the son of Ekhemos (CDCM, s.v. “Evander 3”) the son (CDCM, s.v. “Echemus”) of Aeropos. (Timandra is mentioned, already by Hesiodos, as mother of Aeropos -- DAA, p. 94).

Bibliography :-

ShNTCC = Robert A. Paul : The Tibetan Symbolic World. U of Chicago Pr, 1982. (reprinted under the title : The Sherpas of Nepal in Tibetan Cultural Context. Motilal Banarsidass Publ, 1989.)

FS"KR" = "Kutsa Rishi".

M&M"E" = Magic & Mythology, s.v. "Ecne".

Aph =

M&M"FChT" = Magic & Mythology, s.v. "The Fate of the Children of Turenn".

LD = Lewis & Short : A Latin Dictionary. 1879.

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

CDCM = Pierre Grimal (transl. by Maxwell-Hyslop) : A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 1990.

RC = Rob Linrothe : Ruthless Compassion. Serindia Publ, 1999. &

"WhShW"ETS = article “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons”, in Robert Bee'r : Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs. Boston : Shambhala, 1999.

MM&L = Margaret Orbell : Maori Myth and Legend. Canterbury Univ Pr, Christchurch, 1995.

DAA = = Thomas Heine Nielson & James Roy (eds.) : Defining Ancient Arkadia. 1999. ACTS OF THE COPENHAGEN POLIS CENTRE, Vol. 6 .,M1

Sh&Sh"MR" = Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe) : Shakti and Shakta. London : Luzac & Co, 1918. Chapter 28 "Matam Rutra" (taken from chapters 5-9 of the esoteric-Bon-derived rN~in-ma text Golden Rosary of the Lotus-Born) – this is quoted at length (with “Rutra” erroneously altered to “Rudra”) at

[Written May 27 2009. Correlation with Celtic (Ecne, Siogair, Galahaut) and Maori added Oct 1 2015]