altar to an ogress

The Schwedagon Pagoda


Burma [Myanmar]

November 2000

Immediately to the left of the North entrance is this popular small altar to an ogress — a figure, usually evil, who here is benign because she protects Buddha and his altars.

Photograph by George P. Landow: May be used without permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.

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Last modified 17 April 2001