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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

 

 

 

  Kinnon, Gajasingha and Thevada

 

Thailand

Kinnon, a race of beings that are half-bird half-human, at the gate of Chiang Mai Zoo. They have a human body and head, with legs, tails and wings like that of a bird. In the middle is one male Kinnara, the others are female Kinnari. In the back, on the lefthand side, stands a Gajasingha, a creature half-lion, half-elephant (fig.), and in the right upper corner an unidentified female Thevada or angel, playing about in the air (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), THEMATIC STREET LIGHT (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10), and POSTAGE STAMP.