Rating: Author: Pagels, Elaine Publisher: Vintage Year Published: 1989 In Adam, Eve and the Serpent, Professor Elaine Pagels looks at traditional roles of gender and sexual relationships as influenced by the Genesis creation story of Adam and Eve during the first four centuries. Pagels starts with an overview of how Jews during Jesus' time would have interpreted … [Read more...]
Demon Description: Serpent
Below you will find a list of demons that are often associated with or can take the form of a serpent.
The picture of Purson in Mather's Goetia corresponds with Pruflas in the Dictionnaire Infernal. The Goetia does not include Pruflas in its list of demons. However, both Purson and Pruflas are listed in Wier's list, and only Pruflas is listed in de Plancy's list. (See comparison page for details.) Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583) (quoted) Purson [Pursan], … [Read more...]
In Hindu mythology, the Nagas/Nagis were a race of serpents whose purpose was to populate the underworld, Patalas. They were the 1000 offspring of the sage, Kasyapa, and Kadru, the daughter of Daksha. They are associated with weather (especially rain) & pictures of them are worshiped during times of drought. In terms of appearance, Nagas wear precious jewels on their heads … [Read more...]
Moses & Egyptian Magic Because Moses had spent so much time in Egypt, there were traditions that Moses had practiced magic. "Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.' - Acts 7:22 (NASB) This passage probably reflects (among other things) that the early Christians viewed Moses as a great magician having … [Read more...]
The serpent, Jormungand was the middle child of Loki and the giantess, Angrboda. He had 2 siblings, Hel, and the wolf, Fenrir. Alarmed that Loki had fathered these children, Odin sent a group of gods to kidnap them. Once captured, Odin threw Jormungand into the ocean surrounding Midgard, where he lived from then on. The serpent grew so much that he encircled the whole … [Read more...]