Originally Posted by David
They most certainly do not…not to researchers or anyone for that matter.
Salaams David. I think the matter is properly addressed now dont you? Despite vast references that illustrate the words Deity and note the huge variance in descriptive terms; dragon, snake, eagle, serpent, Makara, beast, gargoyle, Lion, to name a few... does it really actually matter ? The more important weight is concerned with the date and timing of any Sri Lankan adoption of this weapon style ... not whether Europeans transliterate what they see and what the references describe. Deity \ Icon??
Perhaps it would be like flogging a dead horse to continue arguing the point no?
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.