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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.).

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