OF MYTHOL­OGY AND SNAKES

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The word co­bra came from the San­skrit word Naga. In Hindu mythol­ogy, the Naga are semi-divine be­ings who are half hu­man and half co­bra, of­ten as­so­ci­ated with bod­ies of wa­ter like rivers, lakes, seas, and wells.

In Philip­pine mythol­ogy, the Naga were of­ten called Baku­nawa, ser­pent-like dragons be­lieved to bring about eclipses, earth­quakes, rains, and winds.

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