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Rathay- in Burmesischer Schrift. Laut:  jade
 "Rathay" in Burmesischer Schrift. Laut:  jade


A hermit ρημίτης (from the Greek ρημος erēmos, signifying "desert", "uninhabited", hence "desert-dweller") is a person who lives to some greater or lesser degree in seclusion and/or isolation from society.

Originally the term was applied to a Christian who lives the eremitic life out of a religious conviction, namely the Desert Theology of the Old Testament (i.e. the 40 years wandering in the desert that was meant to bring about a change of heart).


Bei einem Puppenspiel, ist auch immer ein "Rathay" dabei

The Hermit (Yathay, Rathay) is the patron of the puppetry,
a holy man endowed with powers to bring comfort and good fortune. He wears a simple brown robe and a flat-topped hat. This puppet is treated with the greatest respect by puppeteers, and often stands near the shrine of the Buddha in their home.

Der Hermit (Yathay, Rathay) ist der Beschützer (Schutzheiliger) des Puppenspiels, mit der Fähigkeit, Wohlstand und Glück zu bringen. Er trägt ein einfaches braunes Gewand und eine Mütze. Hermit wird mit größtem Respekt behandelt, und hat seinen Platz in Buddhas-Nähe.

Burma - Myanmar  -  Puppets

  1. Demon/Ogre (Belu)
  2. Alchemist (ZawGyi)
  3. Dragon (Naga)
  4. Garuda (Galon)
  5. Brama (Byarmar)

  6. Horse (Myin)
  7. White elephant (Sin Phyu)
  8. Black elephant (Sin Net)
  9. Monkey (Myauk)
10. Tiger (Kyar)
11. Parrot (Kyet To Yway)

12. Spirit Medium (Nat Ka Daw)
13. Prince (Min Thar)
14. Princess (Min Tha Mee)
15. King (Bu Rin)
16. Minister (Wun)
17. Brahmin astrologer / Villain (Ponna)
18. Hermit (Rathay)

In 1776 AD, the number of characters in a band increased to 28 characters.
The changes were:

(demon lived in the forest and royal demon) 2

Sprit (Nat) instead of Garuda (Galon) 1