Mongols in World History | Asia for Educators

Chinggis Praying to Tenggeri, the Sky God, in the Midst of Battle

This 17th-century Indian miniature shows Chinggis Khan, portrayed with Persian features and wearing Persian clothing, praying to Tenggeri, the Mongols' sky god.

According to Mongol legend, Tenggeri entrusted Chinggis with the mission of uniting the world under Mongol control.