People-snake. Keepers of ancient wisdom Nagi
Nag in Sanskrit means serpent. According to ancient Indian legend is powerful demigods. It depicts a naked snake-like creatures that live in the water under the earth and on the earth. Nagy – are ancient symbols of wisdom, the founders of the cult of snakes and many holidays. According to research scientists, Naga were once ancient totems and numerous tribe, whose members were called Nagas. Head of the tribe, sage Nagarjuna paint like a huge serpent, having human torso and head.
According to legend, the Buddha preached in Naga settlement. After the sermon sage Nagarjuna fully meditated and remained in this state a long 17 years, learning the ultimate intuitive wisdom, and then plunged into the water.
It is believed that the Buddha has entrusted to them the truth, and ordered to keep secret, until mankind is ready for its perception. It is believed that naked is not just incredibly wise, but also possess the strongest spell, allowing them to change their image and raise the dead.
In human form, they often live among the people, and Nagini because of its incredible beauty are often the wives of heroes and kings. From the Indian source of their understanding of the divine serpents strongly mixed with the name of a tribe that lived in the west of India, and bore the name of Naga. Perhaps Naga tribe were Mongolian race, consider their patron snake, which eventually led to the imposition of the mythological interpretation of the real historical basis.
The greatest variety of images of the Nagas has in modern Thailand, and they are the main target of the ancient Buddhist temples. It Nagas believe the bridge conductors or between the world of the gods and the human world. In the temples of the Naga portrayed as creatures with a long and strong scaly body and multiple heads, always an odd number.