The Rites and Mysteries of Serpent Worship

January 9, 2019|
The Rites and Mysteries of Serpent Worship by AA. VV.
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OPHIOLATREIA, the worship of the serpent, next to the adoration of the phallus, is one of the most remarkable, and, at first sight, unaccountable forms of religion the world has ever known. Until the true source from whence it sprang can be reached and understood, its nature will remain as mysterious as its universality, for what man could see in an object so repulsive and forbidding in its habits as this reptile, to render worship to, is one of the most difficult of problems to find a solution to. There is hardly a country of the ancient world, however, where it cannot be traced, pervading every known system of mythology, and leaving proofs of its existence and extent in the shape of monuments, temples, and earthworks of the most elaborate and curious character. Babylon, Persia, Hindostan, Ceylon, China, Japan, Burmah, Java, Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Italy, Northern and Western Europe, Mexico, Peru, America-all yield abundant testimony to the same effect, and point to the common origin of Pagan systems wherever found.
Title:The Rites and Mysteries of Serpent Worship
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:164 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.35 in
Published:January 9, 2019
Publisher:Blurb
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780368079573

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