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Among the Ket people of Siberia, Tomam was the goddess of migratory birds. She is associated with the south, warmth, and the northern migration of birds that accompanies the warmer months. In the autumn southward migrating birds are considered to be returning to "Mother Tomam".[1][2]


  1. ^ Esther Jacobson (1993). The Deer Goddess of Ancient Siberia. Brill. p. 200. ISBN 9789004096288. 
  2. ^ Manfred Lurker (1987). "Tomam". Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons. Routledge. p. 250. ISBN 9780710208774. 

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