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Yama, the Lord of Death, holding the Wheel of Life which represents Samsara, or the world on a Tibetan Thangka. In the central circle is a snake chasing a pig chasing a rooster chasing the snake which represents craving, hatred and ignorance. The six sections, surrounding the central circle, show representations of the six realms - the realm of the gods, the realm of the titans, the realm of the humans, the realm of the animals, the realm of the hungry ghosts and the realm of the demons.

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