18K Gold Plated
L2.25"(5.7cm), H2.25"(5.7cm), W0.125"(0.3cm)
Traditions about nāgas are very common in all the Buddhist countries of Asia. In many countries, the nāga concept has been merged with local traditions of great and wise serpents or dragons such as the Burmese nat (Burmese: နတ်; MLCTS). In Tibetan religion, the nāga was equated with the klu (Tibetan: ཀླུ་) that dwell in lakes or underground streams and guard treasure. In China, the nāga was equated with the Chinese dragon (Chinese: 龍; pinyin: lóng).
The Buddhist nāga generally has the form of a great cobra, usually with a single head but sometimes with many. At least some of the nāgas are capable of using magic powers to transform themselves into a human semblance. In Buddhist painting, the nāga is sometimes portrayed as a human being with a snake or dragon extending over his/her head. One nāga, in human form, attempted to become a monk; when telling it that such ordination was impossible, the Buddha told it how to ensure that it would be reborn a human, able to become a monk.
Also note that the word Nagast (ንግስት) means queen in Amharic, and Negus means (ንጐስ) king, and that the human's heart rate, breathing, body temperature, and balance is controlled by the 'reptilian brain'.