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Kuman Thong Figure 5 Driving His Car Full of Wealth
- Kuman Thong Figure 5 Driving His Car Full of Wealth
- Approx. 7 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 9" long
- Materials: Cast ritual terracotta clay covered in gold leaf and paint.
- Handcrafted in Thailand
- The Kuman Thong or Divine Golden Boy represents the spirit of an unborn child. Traditional Thai Animists believe the small statue will bring good luck and fortune to the owner if properly revered and cared for.
- Kuman in ancient Pali language means "young boy" and Thong means "golden", hence the term Divine Golden Boy.
- Khun Phaen, a powerful magician and soldier, was the creator of the Kuman Thong. When his third wife, Bua Klee died during childbirth, Khun Phaen, overcome by despair, removed his dead son from the womb and spirited the remains to the nearest Temple. The Temple and it's outer area are so sacred that no mighty ghosts or spirits can enter.
- According to legend, Khun Phaen was chanting sacred mantras to invoke the spirit of his son back to this world while burning the physical remains. The body of the child did not fully burn, and Khun Phaen covered the remains with gold leaf and Sacred Yants, Ritualistic Symbols and Magical Runes.
- The spirit that then arose from Khun Phaen's arcane prowess and powerful ritual magic was reborn as his Spirit Warrior, the Kuman Thong.
- Kuman Thong as Khun Phaen's Son and Spirit Warrior defended him against enemy spirits and dark magic, acted as a spy in gambling rounds to attain Khun Phaen even greater wealth and power, tipped him at cock fights to always choose the winning bird, and transported him at great speeds to any destination Khun Phaen desired.