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*Nag is the Hindi word for cobra.
 
*Nag is the Hindi word for cobra.
 
*Naga is the Somali word for women.
 
*Naga is the Somali word for women.
*Naga is the Malay and Indonesian word for dragons.
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*Naga is the Malay word for dragons.
 
*[[wikipedia:Nāga|The naga]] come from Hindu and Southeast Asian mythology. There they are beings of great power and magic. The myths reference naga living high atop mountains and deep in caverns, but the majority of them live in underwater cities, where races of enslaved fish-people serve the Naga, whose prowess in sorcery is surpassed only by the gods themselves. The Naga and their females, the Nagini, took many forms: human-headed serpents, multi-headed serpents, humans with the heads of serpents, and of course, a serpent with the head and torso of a human. In terms of attitude and temperament, the Naga are neither good nor evil. Their motivations change from myth to myth (even from Veda to Veda), depending on the message. Naga can often be cast in the classic role of evil monsters, and many serve as the antagonists of the Devas. Alternatively, Naga are also extremely wise, and have aided many a legendary adventurer. A king of the Naga is recorded as using his seven heads as an umbrella to keep Gautama Siddhartha (later the Sakyamuni Buddha) dry as he meditated.
 
*[[wikipedia:Nāga|The naga]] come from Hindu and Southeast Asian mythology. There they are beings of great power and magic. The myths reference naga living high atop mountains and deep in caverns, but the majority of them live in underwater cities, where races of enslaved fish-people serve the Naga, whose prowess in sorcery is surpassed only by the gods themselves. The Naga and their females, the Nagini, took many forms: human-headed serpents, multi-headed serpents, humans with the heads of serpents, and of course, a serpent with the head and torso of a human. In terms of attitude and temperament, the Naga are neither good nor evil. Their motivations change from myth to myth (even from Veda to Veda), depending on the message. Naga can often be cast in the classic role of evil monsters, and many serve as the antagonists of the Devas. Alternatively, Naga are also extremely wise, and have aided many a legendary adventurer. A king of the Naga is recorded as using his seven heads as an umbrella to keep Gautama Siddhartha (later the Sakyamuni Buddha) dry as he meditated.
 
*Metzen has stated as far back as the [[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade|Burning Crusade expansion]]<ref>in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kei61shkWhU interview (around 7:43)]</ref> that he would like naga to be playable one day along with [[ogre]]s and [[goblin]]s (the latter of which have become playable in [[Cataclysm]], after the interview took place). Due to their general role as villains, it is likely the playable naga would be like the [[Draenei]] are to the demonic [[Eredar]].
 
*Metzen has stated as far back as the [[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade|Burning Crusade expansion]]<ref>in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kei61shkWhU interview (around 7:43)]</ref> that he would like naga to be playable one day along with [[ogre]]s and [[goblin]]s (the latter of which have become playable in [[Cataclysm]], after the interview took place). Due to their general role as villains, it is likely the playable naga would be like the [[Draenei]] are to the demonic [[Eredar]].
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