What is the Symbolism of Snakes?

Historically snakes represent fertility or a creative force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The Ouroboros, an ancient symbol of a serpent eating its own tail, is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life.
Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to mankind and represent dual expression of good and evil.
In some cultures, snakes were fertility symbols. The Hopi people performed a snake dance to celebrate the union of the snake youth and the snake girl. The snake dance is a prayer to the spirits of the clouds that Rain may fall on growing crops. In other cultures snake symbolize the umbilical cord, joining all humans to mother earth.
The Great Goddess, as in ancient Crete, wielded snakes as her pets sometimes twining around her scarf and staff. They were worshiped as guardians of her mysteries of birth and regeneration.
In ancient Egypt, the cobra was patron and protector of the country, all other deities and the pharaoh.
In the Hebrew Bible, the serpent in the Garden of Eden lured Eve with the promise of being like God. The serpent there is identified as having hidden knowledge and is identified with Satan.
Snakes are used in Hinduism, Buddhism, Native American, Pagan and many other mythologies.
Some feel that snakes in our dreams may symbolize hidden fears or worries that are currently threatening us. Dreaming of snakes may indicate that we are anxious or overwhelmed.
The snake is also a symbol of Kundalini, a Hindu concept of pure energy located within base of the spine. Yoga invokes the process of Kundalini. In this case, the snake could also represent wisdom and the spiritual awakening or inner power.

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Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111
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