Tagged: Kuman Thong

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Spirit houses, San Phra Phum (photo: W. Horsch, wikimedia.org) 2

The Supernatural World in Thai Culture

If you’re familar with Thai culture, you know that belief in ghosts and the supernatural is very prominent. Thus, supernatural beings can be divided into two main groups which are the benevolent and the...

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The Cult of Guman Thong, the Golden Child

Guman Thong (in Thai: กุมารทอง) means literally translated ‘Golden Child’ since ‘Guman’ means young boy and ‘thong’ is golden. It is a favourable and felicitous child spirit that is revered as a household deity...

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