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Snakes in Myth and Healing

Snakes in Myth and Healing

| Nalan for Hygeia
Hygeia, daughter of Asclepius, 17th century, Basel- Germany In creation myths and legends told around the world, we encounter the snake as the guardian of treasures or secrets. According to folklore, snakes carry the key to the treasure in their mouths. The belief behind this is the healing power of snake venom, which has been accepted as the elixir of life since ancient medical cultures. Since Constantin Hering, polycrests (translator’s not…
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