1. Kuruṅgamiga Jātaka (No.21).– Once the Bodhisatta was an antelope who used to eat the fruit of a sepaṇṇi-
The story was told in reference to Devadatta’s plots to kill the Buddha, the huntsman being identified with Devadatta. J.i.173 f.
2. Kuruṅgamiga Jātaka (No.206).– In a forest lived three friends: an antelope, a woodpecker and a tortoise. One night the antelope was caught in a huntsman’s noose, and the tortoise set about biting through the thongs of the noose while the woodpecker, uttering cries of ill-
The story was told in reference to Devadatta’s wickedness (J.ii.152 ﬀ; DhA.iii.152 f).
This Jātaka is figured on the Bharhut Stupa. Cunningham: p.67 and PL xxvii.9.