This article needs references to support its information. See how to add them. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are aesthetically and conceptually influenced by many real-world cultures , particularly China and other parts of East Asia. Other cultural influences come from South Asia, mainly India, and various indigenous cultures from around the world. Modern popular culture is also a prominent influence on both series', especially traditional Japanese animation and Asian feature films both animated and live-action. Contemporary American storytelling tropes are interspersed throughout, such as the archetypal "Hero's Journey", and certain characters and plot lines clearly echo previous franchises that made use of this theme.
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Ruins of Persepolis Gateway c. The art of ancient Persia includes architecture, painting, sculpture and goldsmithing from the early kingdom of Iran in southwest Asia. The term "Persia" derives from a region of southern Iran previously known as Persis, or Parsa, which itself was the name of an Indo-European nomadic people who migrated into the region about BCE. The ancient Greeks extended the use of the name to apply to the whole country. In , the country officially changed its name to Iran.
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Seen as an important symbol of life, hands and fingers carved into gravestones represent the deceased's relationships with other human beings and with God. Cemetery hands tend to be found most commonly on Victorian tombstones of the s to mids, and are typically portrayed in one of four ways: blessing, clasping, pointing or praying. A hand with the index finger pointing up symbolizes the hope of heaven, while a hand with the index finger pointing down represents God reaching down for the soul.
She is one of the Mahavidyas or Shivasakthi or Parvati , ten goddesses from the esoteric tradition of Tantra , and a ferocious aspect of Devi , the Hindu Mother goddess. The self-decapitated nude goddess, usually standing or seated on a divine copulating couple , holds her own severed head in one hand, a scimitar in another. Three jets of blood spurt out of her bleeding neck and are drunk by her severed head and two attendants. Chhinnamasta is a goddess of contradictions. She symbolises both aspects of Devi: a life-giver and a life-taker.