National Geographic : 1931 Jul
WITH THE DEVIL DANCERS OF CHINA AND TIBET THEY SERVE THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS The two outside figures represent the Deer, or Showa, spirits. All of them assist the ruler of the Nether World in torturing souls of departed beings. © National Geographic Society Natural Color Photographs by Joseph F. Rock YOUNGNING LAMAS DON WEIRD MASKS IN PREPARATION FOR A RELIGIOUS DANCE Every lamasery has its own particular deities which it represents at the dances. A few are common to all centers where Tibetan Buddhism is practiced.