Originally posted by phantomviewer
Montezuma knew the legend of the WINGED SERPENT GOD that would return to the earth as the GREAT WHITE GOD.
nice fictional picture you've painted there
the "feathered serpent=comet" explaination has exhausted itself. (to me)
and the 'morning star=venus' answer is also monotinous/boring
i don't expect to alter you view, but i think that slamming the snake-is-benevolent-people, is most likely a misplaced & erroneous bias,
way back in the neolithic, mankind looked upon snakes as an embodiment
of reincarnation, as they shed their old skins etcetera
on into the copper and bronze ages, pagan cults abounded, the Scythians
-ala Conan the Barbarian fame- the Sabines, lots of groups clans tribes all around asia, europe, black & caspian & baltic seas did the pagan snake
even the Pharoh's(sp?) in egypt wore the likeness of a cobra on the crown of the head...i guess it was both Freudian & Pagan Mystical??
on thru the greeks & roman cultures, i think they sorta borrowed?
the physicians/ healers emblem from---as Jewish mysticism goes, from
Moses himself as he was the bearer of the copper-rod/staff which aided the tribes of isreal thru that desert wandering...the said 'miracle staff'
supposed to have a single serpent entwined on the pole...
consider all of the above heresay, because i cannot recall the various sites I visited over the past two years that these little infomative blurbs
i do know, that even today the grass snake(zalty) is held in good honor in the folklore world of at least 1 eastern european nation...and its lucky &
brings good fortune if your fortunate to have one live in your immediate environs.
btw, that remark about human sacrifice...it seems i recall that Abraham was
ordered to sacrifice his only son...but that order by the monotheistic diety
was ammended to be able to use a proxy of goats, sheep, lambs, red heifers and what-nots. lets put the 'blood-thirsty' label in its proper place,
again, i enjoyed that flight-of-fancy you wrote