Serpent vs. Snake

Serpent is a word of Latin origin (from serpens, serpentis “something that creeps, snake”, deriving from the greek word “erpo” (έρπω) and “erpeto” (ερπετό), crawl and serpent) 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.

The constellation Serpens represents a snake being tamed by Ophiuchus the snake-handler, another constellation. The most probable interpretation is that Ophiuchus represents the healer Asclepius.

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Posted on September 14, 2010, in Indulgences and Inspirations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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