Garuda – one of the Four dignities, which are mythical animals which represent various aspects of the Bodhisattva attitude.
Garuda symbolizes freedom from hopes and fears, the vast mind without reference point. It is a powerful antidote to the negative influences of Nagas (spirits) which can cause disease and all kinds of harm.
Garuda is daring and fearless and abides in the north. With great strength and power it soars beyond without holding back.
Associations: main quality is wisdom, dominance over the sky, and the fire element.