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The naga—faeries made of shadow and hate and rot.

–The Suriel, A Court of Thorns and Roses

The Naga (pronounced: Nah-gah[1]) are a species of faeries that enjoy torturing and eating mortals. Many of the dark legends about faeries that mortals have are inspired by the naga.

History[]

A Court of Thorns and Roses[]

Four naga appear in the Western Woods of the Spring Court after they smell Feyre Archeron, a mortal woman, and hear the scream of the Suriel, which she had caught by leaving a dead chicken in the forest surrounded by a snare trap.

The Suriel tells her about Tamlin, such as that he was the High Lord of the Spring Court, and is about to tell her about the curse that is affecting the land. But she is interrupted by the naga who attempt to kill and eat her. Before fleeing the Naga, Feyre immediately released the Suriel from its snare, and he is able to escape.

Feyre runs straight towards the stream and back towards Tamlin's Manor. The naga chase after her and Feyre successfully attacks two of them. However, another naga catches up to her and violently pins her to the ground. Feyre screams in its grasp, which alerts Tamlin to aid Feyre. He kills the naga in his shapeshifter form by ripping out their entrails with his claws. He tells Feyre that he was tracking the four naga, until he heard her scream.

A Court of Wings and Ruin[]

Naga attack Tamlin's manor after set of keys to the manor is found missing. It is revealed through Feyre‘s magic that the Spring Court Sentry on duty was lulled to sleep by Ianthe, who stole the keys and then unleashed a bunch of nagas on the manor to gain attention after the Solstice incident in which Feyre uses her powers to appear blessed instead of Ianthe.

Appearance[]

The naga were sprung from a nightmare. Covered in dark scales and nothing more, they were a horrendous combination of serpentine features and male humanoid bodies whose powerful arms ended in polished black, flesh-shredding talons.

Feyre Archeron, A Court of Thorns and Roses

The naga are faeries with a male humanoid body, and serpentine features. They are covered completely in dark scales, and have powerful arms with polished, black talons. It's huge, almond-shaped eyes are amber in color. Their teeth are razor-sharp and their tongue is silver and forked.

Trivia[]

  • The naga believe in the Dark Mother, who is presumably the evil counterpart of the Mother.
  • In Hindu mythology, the Nāga, which means 'serpent' in Sanskrit, are a class of semi-divine beings who are half human and half cobra. They are often considered nature spirits, and act as protectors for springs, wells, and rivers.

References[]


Characters
Main Characters Feyre Archeron · Rhysand · Nesta Archeron · Cassian · Azriel · Elain Archeron · Tamlin · Lucien Vanserra · Morrigan · Amren · Amarantha · King of Hybern
Supporting Characters Alis · Andras · Beron · Bogge · Bone Carver · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Drakon · Devlon · Emerie · Eris · Graysen · Gwyneth Berdara · Feyre's Father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Koschei · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Vassa · Weaver
Mentioned Characters Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Feyre's Mother · Mother · Rhysand's Father · Rhysand's Mother · Rhysand's Sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · See more...
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