National Geographic : 1928 Nov
© National Geographic Society Photograph byJoseph V'. Kock STRANGE BEINGS PROTECT AND PROPAGATE RELIGION There are 21 of these Bowa who dance with Yama, ruler of the nether world, in the oldest ofthe Choni mystery plays (see text, page 602). At the extreme right is Gombo, chief of the demon band, one of the manifestations of the Indian godSiva (see also Color Plate I).Next tohim stands his wife Gombo Nyon. Masur Lhamo is at the left of the picture, and his wife Lhamo Nyon standsbetween him and Gombo Nyon.