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Title: All The Snakes
Post by: Akins on August 24, 2014, 07:13:02 pm
Why is the snake symbol so prevalent in Egyptian religion?
Title: Re: All The Snakes
Post by: Bestekeni on August 24, 2014, 07:51:39 pm
Common animal in the region.  People tend to use symbolism based on things familiar to them.
Title: Re: All The Snakes
Post by: Ha'autmuti on August 24, 2014, 08:00:22 pm
Depends on what you mean by prevalent, I guess. I don't personally see snakes as much more prevalent than any of the other major animal symbols.

I think the simplest answer is that there are a lot of venomous snakes in Egypt, and before anti-venoms existed, they would've been on people's minds quite a bit--especially farmers who spent all day walking around in fields with bare legs. Also, if I remember correctly, the act of the snake shedding its skin was seen as symbolic for rebirth.
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