A primordial giant in Kalmyk mythology. After his dismemberment, his body became the earth, and his eyes the sun and the moon. His blood became the waters, and the fires of the earth were generated from the heat of his internal organs.

The name could be a corruption of Mañjuśrī, a bodhisattva.



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