Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Fri Nov 26 19:25:02 UTC 1999

On Thu, 25 Nov 1999, N. Ganesan wrote:

> The jewels given out by nAgas' mouths is a very ancient pan-Indian
> myth.

The association of dragons with gemstones
is also an ancient Chinese myth.  As with
"nAga"s in India, dragons in China are also
usually associated with water.  I don't know
whether they got these notions from us or
vice-versa.  Does anyone else know?



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