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Naga

The beast called Naga.

 

A Naga is a legendary reptilian creature with the upper body of a human (most often an attractive woman) and the tail of a snake, from Indian and Hindu mythology. While according to legend, the snake tail only replaces the legs, most modern interpretations show the snake half incorrectly starting at the waist. In folklore traditions they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. Naga are usually depicted with a single pair of arms, but occasionally may have two or even three pairs of arms.

Naga are sometimes called Lamia, a sometimes similar vampiric creature from Greek mythology. Naga should not be confused with "man-serpents", monsters with the body of a snake and the head of a man and are therefore armless; Naga always have arms.

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