I notice that (just about) all the Egyptian Pharaohs had figures of a snake on the top of their head peace. They also had many elaborate beliefs about the snake. At the same time the bible mentions the snake as being evil.
Either symbolic or literal, what is your opinion?
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Answer by sugahmamma at 8:12 AM on May. 18, 2010
THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO IN THE EGYPTIAN PANTHEON WHO ARE REPRESENTED BY SNAKES ONE IS GOOD AND THE OTHER IS EVIL: Wadjet was the protective goddess of Lower Egypt, her counterpart being the vulture goddess Nekhbet of Upper Egypt. Wadjet is most often depicted as a rearing cobra, and sometimes as a woman with a snake´s head and is frequently seen together with Nekhbet at the front of the nemes cloth, the headdress of kings.
Apep is depicted as a huge serpent with compressed coils to emphasis the size of it. He was thought to exist from the natural world, where he swallows up everything into non-existence which the Egyptians feared so greatly. Apep was also associated with various frightening natural events such as unexplained darkness such as solar eclipse, storms and earthquakes.
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