lion god sculpture - kho me deity - temple (saigon) - vietnam


Lion god sculpture in Temple (Saigon)

Can anyone identify this deity?

From what I heard, this belongs to a religion of the "Kho Me" people (one of the ethnic minorities of Vietnam).­

deity khmer krom kho-me lion god offerings religion statue

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.