From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Serpent is a word of Latin origin (from serpens, serpentis "something that creeps, snake") 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.
- Serpents in Hinduism and Buddhism
- Snake worship
- Reptilian humanoid
- Genius loci
- Druids' glass
- Legend of the White Snake