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A Hoysala (S. India Karnataka) sculpture of a Naga couple. Halebidu. (Looks a lot like the Chinese legendary Nuwa-Fuxi??)

Hoysala sculpture of Shiva dancing on a demon elephant representing illusion. Chennakesava Vishnu Temple, Belur, Karnataka, India, 1117AD.

Snake Goddess carving in Orissa

the Vision Serpent was a direct link between the spirit realm of the gods and the physical world

Shi Huang Di Qin Shi Huang 始皇帝 秦始皇 at LOGIA

The Zapotec, a great culture whose capital city of Monte Albán was built over a period of 2,000 years, starting at about 900 B.C. Though their early art shows Olmec influence, during Classic times they had the opportunity to develop their civilization unaffected by the major troubles that disturbed Teotihuacán and the Maya at the close of the Early Classic period.

Sente #Kannon (#Guanyin) #Bosatsu Statue, Nanbokucho era (14 century), #Japan

The word Naga in the Sanskrit language means snake or serpent. The Naga were also a group of people spread throughout India during the epic Mahabharata... the ancient Naga people were most likely a serpent-worshipping group who were later described as serpents themselves in ancient Indian literature.