Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for Naga

Nagas are semi-divine serpent creatures in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They're often human above the waist and snake below the waist, although they can be entirely snake or entirely human. The nagas are so numerous that they live under the sea in jeweled palaces. Some act kind and wise, while others act like demons. And since the nagas oversee the distribution of the rain, it's generally good to treat them respectfully.


  1. This post is really interesting. I'm Buddhist, but I've never heard of a Naga before.

    1. I hope I didn't get it wrong! Of course, I'm learning plenty about Christian mythology during this blog fest, so maybe I didn't...thanks for coming by! :)

  2. I've never heard of a Naga. Nice post and nice to meet you.