The ''Hatsadiling'' is a Burmese mythological Creature, said to be a massive Cryptid. It had the body and head of a Lion, Tusk and Trunk of an Elephant and the wings of a Bird. He was a Guardian of The Dead, especially during Funerary Rituals. The Hatsadiling is incredibly strong and will defend The Spirit of the deceased He is charged to protect, until the soul achieves transcendence. Today, large icons are still built for use in Burmese and Thai Funeral ceremonies.