Cambodian - A monster in the form of a lion with a trunk. Also referred to as makara.


East Indian - A sea-monster in the form of a crocodile with a trunk-like snout. Sometimes known as Makara.
Hindu - A monster ridden by Ganga or Varuna. In some accounts, this being was described as part crocodile, dolphin and shark, in others as a fish with the head and legs of a deer or as a fish-elephant. Another story has the Makara as the crab which outwitted a crane and snapped off its head. On occassion, identified as Makara.
Hindu - One of the signs of the Zodiac, Capricorn the goat (monster). In some accounts, referred to as Makara.

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