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The fifty-eight wrathful deities belong to the mandala of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, and feature in several practices and cycles of teachings, most notably the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Guhyagarbha Tantra. They are:

1-10) the five wrathful herukas and their five consorts;
11-18) the eight wrathful females (Skt. gaurī or mātaraḥ; Wyl. gau ri ma brgyad);
19-26) the eight tramen (Skt. piśācī);
27-30) the four female gatekeepers and
31-58) the twenty-eight ishvaris (Skt. īśvarī; Wyl. dbang phyug ma nyer brgyad).

The fifty-eight wrathful deities become sixty when you add Chemchok Heruka (Wyl. che mchog heruka) and his consort Krodhishvari, who are the wrathful aspects of Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri.