Garuda is an enemy type from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
The first phase of the battle has the Garuda with its wings outstretched, but after losing a significant amount of health, it shields itself with them.
Garuda is a large, birdlike creature that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It serves as Lord Vishnu's mount and is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. Contemporary representations of Garuda are the brahminy kite and phoenix.