Makara

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A water creature with a name meaning ‘sea monster’ of East Asia. It is depicted in Tibetan art as a creature with a body of a fish with arms of a sea lion and the head of an elephant with tusks. It is also a name given to a gigantic crab and a creature whose upper-half is of a deer and whose lower-half is of a fish. Sometimes the Makara in Tibetan art is drawn as a crocodile which some cryptozoologists believe the Makara to have been. Others say that it may have been a separate creature altogether.

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