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Zombie slayers in a ‘hidden valley

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A particular body of Tibetan religious literature suggests that located in the vast mountain range were a number of sacred ?hidden valleys?, or beyul (sbas yul), where the Tibetan royal courts and their subjects might seek refuge when their societies faced the prospect of dissolution as a result of external threats. To understand Domar rule in Langtang, we first turn to clan history and the various myths that are associated with it. This chapter presents a version of the clan history as recounted by Minyu Lama, the most revered Domari in Langtang today. The highest lineage, to which Minyu Lama belongs, was the Namdro Zangyi Dong, whose members were believed to be able to slay zombies. The chapter explores the relationship between the beyul concept and the form of political organisation it has historically engendered in Langtang.

Keywords: beyul; clan history; Domar rule; hidden valleys; Langtang; Minyu Lama; Namdro Zangyi Dong; Tibetan religious literature; Tibetan royal courts; zombie slayers

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