San Antonio, Texas: Ahinga Bird and Blue Panther

Massive, brightly colored mosaic-covered sculptures of the ahinga bird and blue panther, part of a legend of the Payaya Indians.

Address:
434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX
Directions:
Downtown, just east of I-37 exit 140B, in Yanaguana Garden. On the northbound side of S. Alamo St. just north of its intersection with E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Hours:
Daily 7 AM - Midnight Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free, donations accepted
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Tile Mosaic Ahinga Bird and Blue Panther

Massive, brightly colored mosaic-covered sculptures by local artist Oscar Alvarado of the ahinga bird and blue panther. Both were part of a legend of the Payaya Indians, Yanaguna was a spirit who lived in the headwaters of the San Antonio River and took the form of a blue panther. The native anhinga bird would dive into the water to receive sustenance from Yanaguana.

[Brandi Purswell, 03/21/2016]

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