Basic Information

Type/Species: Naga
Origin: Buddhist Mythology

About Muchalinda / Musilinda / Mucalinda

Muchalinda is said to be the King of the Nagas in India. He is a gigantic cobra snake being who could transform himself into a human being if necessary. He saw that Buddha, while meditating under a Bo tree, was going to be in trouble, as a thunderstorm was about to start. So, the King of the Nagas transformed himself into a full cobra form. With this, he wrapped himself around the tree and Buddha seven times, thus giving him shelter in his time of need. [1]

Physical Description

Muchalinda was literally a gigantic cobra. [1]


  1. Rose Giants, Monsters and Dragons

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