In sanskrit, 'dakini' literally means 'sky dancer.' Within Buddhim, dakini is a term applied to Tantrica, Yogini - advanced female practioners of tantra/yoga, some of whom may be said to be deities, that seem to appear and disappear at will. In literary terms, the dakini are said to represent wisdom, and a creative, feminine energy. It is said that dakini mediate between the words of the buddhas, the human, and the "hells". Mandarava is a Tibetan word for a red-blooming "Coral" tree.