considered the creator of everything the Earth
goddess Coatlicue – half snake half woman with several
widely esteemed god of Aztecs was the snake
Quetzalcoatl. The leaders Fiji
think that they are straight offsprings of a sea monster
Dakuwaqa which could turn to a shark.
India the believers of Vishnu think that the Universe dies
at the end of each
cycle and breaks to atoms, which go into
the waters of eternity, whence
everything originally appeared,
and then is born anew again from the shapeless
extensive waters. The God – creator
Vishnu had originally
appeared from the Large Ocean, and his first occurrence
in the form of the man-fish.
the embodiments of the Universe Vishnu went
through chaos of inexistence on the
Large ocean by the
vessel, which was the eleven-headed snake named Ananda
Lahari (or Shesha), which
supported the structures of the
is the governor of Naga:
beings who live in water
pools and under ground and are half people half snakes,
sometimes they have several heads and magic power.
Another Indian god, Shiva,
wears a garland of snakes around
its neck. One of his epithets is Nagesha which
king of Naga.
the myths say that some reptiles which could live in
water and under ground, and
which had unusual abilities,
i.e. the angel-animal hybrids, appeared from waters
either themselves gave birth to people, or somehow
participated in creating
of people and taught them various
sciences. And if the information about the
creation of people
received from myths, is more, than inconsistent, the
information that the amphibians taught people various
sciences, proves to be
true from myth to myth.
the Buddha legends the men-snakes Naga instructed
people in wisdom near lakes
Buddhists still believe that Naga lives beneath India, Nepal,
famous traveler Tomas Andrew in his book “ON THE
SHORES OF ENDLESS WORLDS”
(Souvenir Press, p. 160)
in this jet-age every Hindu is familiar with and
usually believes in the legend
of the Nagas, the "serpents"
which live in extensive underground
palaces in the rocky
ess amazing magical powers and intelligence. They
too fond of man if he is a curiosity seeker, explorer or
the deep caverns of the Nagas contain
fabulous treasures, illuminated by
flashing precious stones.
Andrew Tomas describes his own experience in meeting
a snake worshipper (page
166-168): "...I decided to go to the
Kulu Valley in the Western part of the
Himalayas to visit
Naggar, where Nicholas Roerich lived....
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