Palden Lhamo, the female guardian spirit of the sacred lake, Lhamo La-tso, who promised Gendun Drup the Dalai Lama in one of his visions that "she would protect the reincarnation lineage of the Dalai Lamas" (Dalai Lama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
c/o ZEN PENCILS: The DALAI LAMA answers a question. (As it turns out, this quote is misattributed to the Dalai Lama. It’s actually a rewording from an interview with former World Vision director, Jim Brown.) <-- is this fact?