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In Vedic beliefs, Yami is the first woman, along with her twin brother, Yama. They were children of Surya.

In Hinduism, she is a mother goddess, daughter of Vivasvat and Saranya.

In Tibetan beliefs, she is a goddess of death and rules the female spirits of the underworld (Naraka).

Yami is an alternate name for the Tao[?] tribe of Taiwanese aborigines.

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