R a t h a y - Y a t h a y - H e r m i t
A hermit ἐρημίτης (from the Greek ἐρημος erēmos, signifying "desert", "uninhabited", hence "desert-dweller") is a person who lives to some greater or lesser degree in seclusion and/or isolation from society.
Originally the term was applied to a Christian who lives the eremitic life out of a religious conviction, namely the Desert Theology of the Old Testament (i.e. the 40 years wandering in the desert that was meant to bring about a change of heart).
Bei einem Puppenspiel, ist auch immer ein "Rathay" dabei
The Hermit (Yathay, Rathay) is the patron of the puppetry,
Der Hermit (Yathay, Rathay) ist der Beschützer (Schutzheiliger) des Puppenspiels, mit der Fähigkeit, Wohlstand und Glück zu bringen. Er trägt ein einfaches braunes Gewand und eine Mütze. Hermit wird mit größtem Respekt behandelt, und hat seinen Platz in Buddhas-Nähe.
Burma - Myanmar - Puppets
To keep up with the modern trend of development, and provide a faster and more convenient means of travel, an all-weather concrete road has now been paved and is in operation. A fleet of hardy four-wheel drive, 2400cc diesel mini-trucks are stationed at the base commuter terminal at Kin Pun Sakhan to carry pilgrims to the second transit camp called Rathay Taung, half-hour's drive away. I saw Mitsubishi Canters, Toyota Kynas durable names from Japan, plying up and down for a noble mission as well as for profit. We took the regular commuter truck a Mitsubishi for the first leg of the climb. To ensure extra safety traffic was regulated alternately between uphill and downhill commuters. At the midway transit camp all passengers get down and the returning passengers gety aboard seats for the return trip to the base camp.