Cultural hero of adventure, journey and fire
|Other names||Chingkhong Poireitol|
|Affiliation||Meitei religion (Sanamahism)|
|Abodes||Earth and Underworld|
|Ethnic group||Meitei ethnicity|
"Chingkhong Poireiton" (Meitei: ꯆꯤꯡꯈꯣꯡ ꯄꯣꯢꯔꯩꯇꯣꯟ), also known as "Poileiton" (Old Manipuri: ꯄꯣꯢꯂꯩꯇꯣꯟ), is a prince of the Khamnung (underworld kingdom) and a younger brother of Thongaren, the god of death in Meitei mythology and religion. He is best known as a cultural hero, for leading a colonial immigration to the human world (Kangleipak kingdom), as per the wish of his brother. He is mentioned in the Poireiton Khunthok, an ancient treatise about his immigration to the human kingdom.
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- Poireiton Khunthok : Chandra Singh, Moirangthem : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
- Poiraiton khunthok (Book, 1979) WorldCat.org
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