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Second, Wolf proposes that specific places are governed, conceptually if not concretely, by two parallel bureaucracies, human and supernatural; hence, Tudi, as one bridge between the two, may be thought of as a tutelary deity.
The tutelary deity of the Sakyas is not Vajra Phurpa (Sanskrit, Vajra Kilaya) but rather Sri Hevajra (Trichen 1983:7-23).
148: The male tutelary deity Kurunta (LAMMA) is portrayed as a god standing on a stag.
In the second half of the fifth century, Istar was replaced as the tutelary deity of Uruk by Anu, the most important god of the city in the late Achaemenid and early Seleucid period.
167-81) (4) stele depicting a Storm-god standing upon a bull, an orthostat of a tutelary deity similarly shown upon his stag, two double bull bases for images of columns, and a corner slab also featuring a bull.