Snakes in mythology - Wikipedia

Snakes were regularly regarded as guardians of the Underworld or messengers between the Upper and Lower worlds because they lived in cracks and holes in the ground. The Gorgons of Greek myth were snake-women (a common hybrid) whose gaze would turn flesh into stone, the ……

Slithering Through the Stories of Ancient Snake Deities ...

Jul 14, 2016 · Greek mythology also talks about serpent deities. One example is Ophion, whose name actually means “serpent”. Ophion was said to have ruled the world with Eurynome before the two of them were cast down by Kronos and Rhea. In Egyptian mythology, the snake goddess is Wadjet. She was the protector deity of the city of Dep and also believed to ...Author: Valdar…

Python Greek mythology Britannica

Python, in Greek mythology, a huge serpent that was killed by the god Apollo at Delphi either because it would not let him found his oracle, being accustomed itself to giving oracles, or because it had persecuted Apollo’s mother, Leto, during her pregnancy. In the earliest account, the Homeric Hymn…

The Python in Greek Mythology - Greek Legends and Myths

The Python was a giant serpent-dragon born to Gaia, the Greek goddess of the Earth; and most sources tell of the birth of the Python from the mud left behind when one of prehistory’s great floods receded. The home of the Python would become a cave upon Mount Parnassus, for nearby was sited the navel of the earth, the centre of the known world, and here was to be found an important prophetic ...…