A View For The Gods
The causeway leading to the Victory Gate, entrance to Angkor Thom, is lined with statues engaged in a titanic struggle. Gods on the left and demons on the right are having a tug-of-war with a giant serpent (naga). It is believed this represents the ancient Hindu creation myth of the "Churning of the Ocean Of Milk". This god is one of the good guys and looks out over the moat which surrounds the temple.