Modern Balinese wood carving (Sahwa wood): based on an episode from an ancient Hindu-Balinese legend concerning Garuda (half-bird, half-man creature). Vinata, the mother of Garuda, and Kadru, the mother of nagas (serpents), had an argument about the color of the horse that rose out of the milk of the ocean. They made a bet that whoever lost the argument became the slave of the other. Vinata lost and was to bring the moon to the nagas whose nectar they wanted. On the way to the moon Garuda became hungry and asked Father Kasyapa (Uranus) about food. He pointed out to Garuda a tortoise and an elephant fighting. Seizing one in each talon, Garuda perched in a tree underneath which a Brahmin was in devotional meditation. The tree bent under the weight of the Garuda and his prey, so Garuda flew to a distant mountain where he ate the tortoise and elephant. After several more episodes, the outcome was that Garuda finally seized the moon but the gods intercepted. After a skirmish, they came to terms. The god Vishnu made Garuda immortal; in turn, Garuda agreed to be Vishnu's charger when flying about the Universe. Vinata was freed.