The Turkic goddess of fertility and the guardian-goddess for mothers.
Umay is the Turkic goddess of fertility and the guardian-goddess for mothers. She is among the older members of the Turkic pantheon. According to Kyrgyz traditions, bronze was a symbol of Umay. Hence, bronze beads and buttons would be sewn on the clothing of new-born children for protection. Her name comes from Turkic *ɑm “vulva,” whence *umɑːj “placenta, afterbirth.”
The Kül-Tegin Inscription
"My younger brother Kül Tegin became a man due to the good fortune of my Umay-like mother, the Qatun."
Tonyuquq Memorial Complex
"(The goddess) Täŋri Umay, our sacred land and water, will surely crush them, why would we retreat?!"