Tamag (also tamağ, tamuk, tamug or tamu) is the name of hell in ancient Turkic and Mongolian mythology. In Mongolian language it is called Tam. It is the place where the criminals go to be punished after they die. There are several depictions of Tamag, but the common point in almost all views is about fire. Erlik is the deity ruling hell and punishes the sinful people. Further there is another entity named Tami Han governing Tamag in Khakasian lore. Ancient Turks believed that Tamag is underground. It was believed that the people in Tamag would be brought to the third floor of the sky after they had served their imprisonment in it. Tamag is the opposite of Uçmag (heaven).
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