Nāga (Indonesian: naga or nogo; Khmer: neak) is the Sanskrit word for snake or dragon. In Hindu-Buddhist belief, naga are celestial dragons often able to take human form. They are usually limbless but those with legs resemble the Chinese dragon. Some naga are hooded like cobras and higher ranking ones may have up to nine heads. Even-headed naga symbolise female energy and odd-headed ones are male. The spread of Hinduism and Buddhism took the naga legend throughout South and Southeast Asia. Naga may also refer to:

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