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Sensual Serpents

Deep in the jungle, they remain perfectly still, waiting hours or even days until the perfect moment. In the dark savannah of Africa, they wait hidden in comfortable dens beneath the ground the earth and strike upward at unseen prey. In the caves of Cuba, they even hang upside down to catch flying bats out […]

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Pythia: Oracle Priestess in the House of Snakes

The Oracle of Delphi is probably the most famous oracle in the world. Delphic prophecies shaped political and spiritual life in cradle of modern civilization and helped define the course of history. At the height of Greek civilization, no important decision was undertaken without consulting at Delphi. Wealthy patrons paid a fortune for the chance […]

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Coatlicue: Aztec Lady of the Serpent

Coatlicue is an Aztec diety that represents Mother Earth. Pronounced “koh-at-lee-kway” in the Nahuatl language, Coatlicue translates to “the one with the skirt of serpents”, or more literally, “snakes-her-skirt”. This Earth goddess was important in Aztec society as a goddess with many different associations and interpretations. She is known by many other names such as Teteoinan or Teteo […]

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Shedding the Serpent Myth

Serpent gods and goddesses were once worshipped in almost every corner of the world. In early cultures all over the globe, temples and rituals dedicated to the Earth and the Goddess respected the Serpent as a powerful teacher of healing, transformation, and unconditional love. However, across the bloody pages of human history serpent temples were often targeted […]

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