Ala Atlığ Yol Täŋri

The Turkic god of destiny, fate, and paths. 

Ala Atlığ Yol Täŋri (Old Uighur: 𐰀𐰞𐰀 𐱃𐰞𐰍 𐰖𐰆𐰞 𐱅𐰭𐱁𐰃 - Ala Atlığ Yol Täŋri) is a wandering road god. His name means "the road god with the dappled horse." It is possible that he is the inspiration for the tribal name of the Halat and/or Ulayundluğ tribe(s). In the general sense, he is a god of destiny, fate, and paths.

 

Occurrences

He is first mentioned in the Irq Bitig, where he appears in the second omen:

Ala Atlığ Yol Täŋri men. Yarın kiçä äsür men. Utru iki aylığ kişi oğlan soquşmış. Kişi qorkmış. “Qorkma” timiş. “Qut birgäy män” timiş. Ança biliŋ. Ädgü ol.

"I am the road god with the dappled horse. I amble along from dawn to dusk. (One day) I came across a human boy (only) two months old. The boy became afraid. (I) said “do not be afraid! I will grant you my divine favor!” Know this, (for) it is a good omen."