Eight tramen

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The eight tramen ( Skt. piśacī; Tib. ཕྲ་མེན་བརྒྱད་, tramen gyé, Wyl. phra men brgyad), or eight singhama (Wyl. sim ha brgyad) are animal-headed deities (tramen literally means 'hybrid') who are counted among the fifty-eight wrathful deities. They are:

  1. Simhamukha (Skt. Siṃhamukhā)
  2. Vyaghrimukha (Skt. Vyāghramukhā)
  3. Srigalamukha (Skt. Śṛgālamukhā)
  4. Shvanamukha (Skt. Śvanmukhā)
  5. Gridhamukha (Skt. Gṛdhramukhā)
  6. Kangkamukha (Skt. Kaṅkamukhā; Wyl. kang ka mu kha), dark red in colour with a kite's/heron's (?) (Skt. kaṅka) head
  7. Kakamukha (Skt. Kākamukhā)
  8. Ulumukha (Skt. Ulūkamukhā)