Garuda

2023-08-26 Snargl 2 minutes 29 seconds

What is a Garuda?

Statue of a Garuda with a blue body and gold wings on it's head
Garudaic looking bird with large wings and a Garuda like face on it's chest
Statue of a female Garuda with a large bird like body and wings on her chest
Large bird with wings standing on a rock in front of a lightning storm and mountains in the background
A Garuda is a mythical creature that is found in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

It is usually depicted as a large bird-like being with a human face and wings, or as a man with some bird features.

Garuda is the mount of the Hindu god Vishnu, and a symbol of strength, courage and loyalty.

It is also the enemy of snakes, and often fights with the serpent king Naga.

Garuda has many stories and legends associated with him, such as how he rescued his mother from slavery, how he stole the elixir of immortality from the gods, and how he helped Vishnu in various avatars.

This creature is also a part of the state emblem of India, Indonesia and Thailand, and represents their sovereignty and dignity.

It is a fascinating and powerful creature that has inspired many cultures and traditions.

Example of the color palette for the image of Garuda

Picture with primary colors of Dark sienna, Dark pastel red, Dark lava, Chestnut and Dark peach
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
RAL Classic
RAL 3007
RAL 2002
RAL 8014
RAL 3017
RAL 3012
RAL Design
RAL 080 20 10
RAL 030 50 50
RAL 050 70 30
RAL Effect
RAL 440-6
RAL 330-6
RAL 450-4
RAL 420-3
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What does a Garuda look like?

Garuda with a blue mask and gold wings on his face and chest
Statue of a Garuda with wings on it's chest
Statue of a Garuda with wings and a Garuda like face on it's head
Statue of an eagle with a book in its hands and a painting of a male Garuda behind it in a room
Statue of a Garuda with wings and a Garuda face on it's chest
Statue of a female Garuda with wings and a mask on her face and chest
A Garuda is a mythical creature that is depicted as a bird or a bird-like human.

It has a large beak, sharp claws, golden feathers, and sometimes a crown or a halo.

It is often shown with wings spread wide, soaring in the sky or carrying Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation.

Garuda is revered in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism as a symbol of courage, strength, and loyalty.

It is also the enemy of snakes and serpents, which represent evil and ignorance.

Garuda is said to have rescued his mother from the bondage of his cousins, the Naga, by stealing the elixir of immortality from the gods.

It is also the name of the national airline of Indonesia, the coat of arms of Indonesia and Thailand, and a special operations unit of the Indian Army.

Garuda represents the cultural and spiritual heritage of these countries, as well as their aspirations for freedom and progress.

Example of the color palette for the image of Garuda

Picture with primary colors of Smoky black, Dark peach, Arsenic, Verdigris and Ghost white
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 2040-B20G
NCS S 0505-R80B
RAL Classic
RAL 9005
RAL 3012
RAL 7016
RAL 6034
RAL 9016
RAL Design
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 050 70 30
RAL 000 25 00
RAL 210 60 30
RAL 360 92 05
RAL Effect
RAL 420-3
RAL 750-6
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