Tomor

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Tomor or Tomorr is the father of gods and humans in Albanian mythology. He was also referred to as Baba Tomor ("Father Tomor").[1]

Appearance[edit]

Baba Tomor is seen as an old man with a long white beard flowing down to his belt. According to some scholars deity of Tomor has precedents in the Illyrian times.[1] He is accompanied by two female eagles and the winds are his servants.[1] His consort was a mysterious goddess referred to as Bukura e dheut. He is also the most beautiful man ever.

Legacy[edit]

The cult of Tomor has been linked to romantic nationalism by many Rilindas.[2] In 1902, Andon Zako Çajupi, a notable Albanian rilindas, published in Cairo an anthology called Baba-Tomorri ("Father Tomorr"). Even today, Albanian people swear by him.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lurker, Manfred (2004). The Routledge dictionary of gods and goddesses, devils and demons. Routledge. p. 186. ISBN 0-415-34018-7.
  2. ^ A Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology and Folk culture,page253,by Robert Elsie,2001 Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine

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