What Pegman Saw: A True King’s Insignia

photo by Randolfo Santos on Google Maps

Garuda and Vishnu; painting by Raja Ravi Varma, public domain

Born of an egg, five hundred years in the hatching.

Born into enmity with the Nagas, his one thousand siblings; bound into peace by Buddha.

Taken by Vishnu to be his vehicle, to transport him horizon to horizon, fast as a flash, to fight injustice, to destroy evil.

Garuda, who with the flap of his wing stops the spinning of heaven and earth.

Garuda, the idea and the Self, from Vishnu inseparable.

Garuda, alias Galon, every true king’s insignia.

77 words written for What Pegman Saw: Myanmar

About crispina kemp

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24 Responses to What Pegman Saw: A True King’s Insignia

  1. Lynn Love says:

    Lovely writing Crispina and another introduction to a being I’d not heard of before, so thank you! πŸ™‚

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  2. Ben Naga says:

    May nagas never deserve a bad press.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Rich in legend, history and spirituality. A beautifully written piece. And in so few words!! Masterfully done.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Indira says:

    Excellent. Beautifully written, interesting story. Superb painting by Ravi Verma unique style. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Dale says:

    Well done in introducing us to yet another legend!
    You really do these well, Crispina.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dear Crispina,

    A delightful story, steeped in mysticism and culture. I really enjoyed it.



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  7. pennygadd51 says:

    That’s an impressive re-telling of some of Garuda’s story! Economical with words but not stinting in vivid description. Kudos!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. k rawson says:

    Fascinating legend. Masterful how you packed that in 77 words!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jen Goldie says:

    Another intriguing story I’m not familiar with. But somehow inspiring.


  10. I am so sadly lacking in education about Hinduism or India! Alas. Still, a very lovely story with an intriguing flavor. πŸ™‚

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