Asian Mythological Creatures
Mythical creatures, legendary beasts and god-like beings have fascinated us since ancient times. They have filled folklore, stories, songs and works of art throughout history. Have you ever wondered what the bird-like creatures and the snake-like creatures that are frequently seen in art and sculpture in temples, tattoos, company logos and many media forms across Southeast Asia are? These creatures also appear in the art and carvings on royal barges and even on bank notes and coinage. In this edition we would like to introduce you to these two mythological creatures that play such an important role in the religious beliefs and culture of Southeast Asia, and where to find them (not the live ones, of course!).