Legendary Serpents: N H Ggr, J Rmungandr, Sea Serpent, Fafnir, Lernaean Hydra, Nammu, Horned Serpent, Amphisbaena, Bobbi-Bobbi, Damballa

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 74 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 73. Chapters: N h ggr, J rmungandr, Sea serpent, Fafnir, Lernaean Hydra, Nammu, Horned Serpent, Amphisbaena, Bobbi-Bobbi, Damballa, Yurlungur, Ayida-Weddo, Oshunmare, Nehushtan, Seraph, Quetzalcoatl, N ga, Basilisk, Zahhak, Ouroboros, Zilant, Yamata no Orochi, Lamia, Legend of the White Snake, Snakes in mythology, Kuraokami, Zhuyin, Cockatrice, Vision Serpent, Sisiutl, Double-headed serpent, Bashe, Feathered Serpent, Giant anaconda, Bakunawa, Agathodaemon, Rainbow Serpent, Guivre, Ladon, Kiyohime, Biscione, Grootslang, Jaculus, Cerastes, Hydrus, Mo i, Tsuchinoko, Winalagalis, Fiery flying serpent, Inkanyamba, Dantsikw, Awanyu, Akurra, Ajatar, Mb i Tu', Ten Ten-Vilu, Scitalis, Coi Coi-Vilu, Madre de aguas, Ramidreju, B yg, Seps, Agunua, Ilomba, Dipsa, Hydros, Falak. Excerpt: Serpent is a word of Latin origin (from serpens, serpentis "something that creeps, snake") that is commonly used in a specifically mythic or religious context, signifying a snake that is to be regarded not as a mundane natural phenomenon nor as an object of scientific zoology, but as the bearer of some potent symbolic value. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to humankind. The Maya Vision SerpentThe serpent is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. Considerable overlap exists in the symbolic values that serpents represent in various cultures. Some such overlap is due to the common historical ancestry of contemporary symbols. Much of the overlap, however, is traceable to the common biological characteristics of snakes. In some instances, serpents serve as positive symbols with whom it is possible to identify or to sympathize; in other instances, serpents serve as negative symbols, representing opponents or antagonists of figures or principles with which it is possible to identify. Serpents also appear as am...

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