bird garuda

Would share this last one picture for the day, but probably will be drawing more, I amin the mojo LOL I love Garuda, but very very much, and I had this idea in my mind for some time since I beat her in game, expression quite serence considering her personality is very savage, played with some painting methods, and as the word says PAINTing, I worked so hard on this one that my hand hurts a bit lol but worth it, I am happy with it ;-;

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This Tibetan figure has us transfixed in his gaze! He represents the Buddhist mythical bird, Garuda. We love his powerful stance, head of flames, and the fact he is holding a writhing serpent. 

This is a historic image we hold on our database. Though he is golden in colour, we feel the black and white image shows off his features well!

Object number 14.6.49/1

“Among animals I am the lion; among birds, the eagle Garuda. I am Prahlada, born among the demons, and of all that measures, I am time.

I am death, which overcomes all, and the source of all beings still to be born.

Just remember that I am, and that I support the entire cosmos with only a fragment of my being.

Behold, Arjuna, a million divine forms, with an infinite variety of color and shape. Behold the gods of the natural world, and many more wonders never revealed before. Behold the entire cosmos turning within my body, and the other things you desire to see.

I am time, the destroyer of all; I have come to consume the world.”
Lord Krishna, The Bhagavad Gita

Countries with Mythical National Animals.

  •    Bhutan - Druk (thunder dragon)
  •    Czech Republic - Double-tailed lion
  •    Greece - Phoenix
  •    Hungary - Turul (divine messenger falcon)
  •    Indonesia - Garuda (humanoid bird)
  •    North Korea - Chollima (winged horse)
  •    Scotland - Unicorn
  •    Wales - Dragon

Palanquin hook from Cambodia, depicting a floral bud surrounded by heads of the mythical bird Garuda; the hook itself is in the shape of the Garuda’s traditional enemy, the naga-serpent. Artist unknown; late 12th or early 13th century.  Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.  Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.

Garuda Vanquishing the Naga Clan. There are many jatakas (Buddhist tales) about the former lives of the Buddha. In this one, he was born as the king of Benares and ruled with his beloved queen, Kakati. The royal solar bird Garuda came to the court disguised as a man and gambled with the king. He then became enamored of the queen and abducted her. But when Garuda heard of the king’s great sadness and of his true love for Kakati, he restored her to him.

Gandhara art