Laki Tenangan

The beneficent supreme being of the Kayan of Borneo. He presides over Dali Matei, the land of spirits, and assigns the souls to their proper places. Although he does not figure in Kayan mythology, people sacrifice to him and he replies through omens. His wife is Doh Tenangan.

Laki Tenangan is the same as Pa Silong of the Klemantans and Bali Penyalong of the Kenyahs.



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