Daughter of the Mountains Setting & Symbolism

Louise S. Rankin
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Tibetan Buddhism

The variant of Buddhism of which Momo is a devoted follower.

Lhasa Terriers

Dogs kept by Buddhist priests. Pempa is a red-gold Lhasa Terrier.

Prayer Wheels

Wheels in Buddhist temples that, when spun, amplify the power of prayers. Momo spun one furiously to get the Buddha to listen to her prayer for a dog.

Tibet

The small theocratic nation of which Momo is a citizen.

India

The nation where Momo had never visited until she went to find Pempa. She was impressed by its beauty and diversity.

Kalimpong

The major city closest to Momo's home and where she passes through on her way to Calcutta.

Calcutta

The enormous Indian city where Momo found Pempa.

Momo's Home

The little home where Momo and Pempa lived with Momo's parents.

The Kargayu Temple

The temple where Momo and her mother often went to pray.

The Lady Paton's Palace

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