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The word Naga can refer to several different things.

In mythology: // The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ...

  • Naga (mythology), a race of supernatural beings usually depicted with both snake and human attributes.
  • In India, Naga are depicted as subterranean, often described as the opponent to the airborne eagle-like Garuda.
  • The Naga is a sacred snake-god in Southeast Asian mythologies who ruled over the rivers and oceans, and is revered as the original ancestor of the Cambodian people.
  • Naga (fantasy), members of any race (fantasy) with both snake and human characteristics may be called nagas.

In geography: The nagas ( snake) are an ancient race of snake-humanoid beings first depicted in ancient Vedic Hindu mythology and oral folklore from at least 5000 B.C.E. Stories involving the Nagas are still very much a part of contemporary cultural traditions in predominantly Hindu (India, Nepal, and the island... Garuda according to Ida Made Tlaga, an 19th century Balinese artist. ... Cambodian people - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In modern fantasy fiction, members of a race with both snake and human characteristics (usually having only a human head, cf. ... Many fantasy stories and worlds call their main sapient humanoid species races rather than species. ...

In linguistics: Naga (名賀郡; -gun) was a district located in Mie, Japan. ... A district (郡; gun) was the administrative unit during the period from 1890 to 1923, which is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States, and was ranked at the level below prefecture and above city, town or village. ... Mie Prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Naga (那賀町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Naga people The Naga people of about two and half million are found in Nagaland, parts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar. ... Nagaland (Hindi: नागालैंड) is the farthest-lying state in northeast India. ... Manipur is a state in northeastern India making its capital in the city of Imphal. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories States and territories of India States: Union Territories: Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chandigarh Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Lakshadweep Pondicherry National Capital Territory of Delhi // History Pre-independence British India, which included all of modern-day India... Naga City is a first class city in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. ... Camarines Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... Naga is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Naga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. ... Linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. ...

In video & computer games: Superfamilies and Families Snakes (from Old English snaca, and ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European base snag- or sneg-, to crawl), also known as ophidians, are cold blooded legless reptiles closely related to lizards, which share the order Squamata. ... Sanskrit ( संस्कृतम् ; pronunciation: ) is an Indo-European classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ... Genera and Species Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea. ... Pali may refer to: Pāli, a Middle Indo-Aryan language Pali, Rajasthan, a town and district in Rajasthan, western India Pali, a Hawaiian word, meaning cliffs Nuuanu Pali, a region on the Hawaiian island of Oahu Ballaleshwar Pali, the Ganapati temple of pali and place in Maharastra This is... The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who reside in the Malay peninsula, southern Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, and parts of the coast of Borneo. ... Chinese dragon, colour engraving on wood, Chinese school, 19th Century A dragon is typically depicted as a large and powerful serpent or other reptile, with magical or spiritual qualities. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...

In role-playing games: Two Naga as seen in the World of Warcraft. ... The Warcraft Universe is the fictional universe in which the Warcraft series of computer games and announced movie are set. ... A picture of a Naga from Monster Rancher A Naga is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... Monster Rancher (モンスターファーム Monster Farm) is a video game series by Tecmo. ... Heroes of Might and Magic II Heroes of Might and Magic (sometimes called simply Heroes or HoMM) is a series of turn-based computer games by New World Computing, a division of The 3DO Company. ... Guild Wars, also known as Guild Wars Prophecies, is a Competitive/Cooperative Online Role-Playing Game (CORPG)/massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) created by ArenaNet, a developer founded by individuals formerly from Blizzard Entertainment which is now wholly owned by NCsoft, a South Korean game publisher. ... This article is about traditional role-playing games. ...

Naga may also mean: In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, nagas comprise a variety of similar species of intelligent aberrations with widely differing abilities and alignments. ... This articles content is specific to the fictional setting known as the World of Darkness. ... Legend of the Five Rings (often abbreviated L5R) is a fictional setting created by Alderac Entertainment Group in 1995. ...

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All nagas are considered the offspring of the Rishi or sage, Kasyapa, the son of Marichi.
The Nagas are also propitiated in April and are related to Iramanjari Puja and to Varuna Panchmi, which is organised in July-August." And "in the darker half of the month of Jyeshtha, when a big festival is organised to propitiate the king Taksakyatra.
Nagas are said to have raised their hoods to protect the Buddha, and other jinas [spiritual victors] like the Jain saint Parshva.
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