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The Snake and the Tree (of Life)

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    Posted: 08 Oct 2012 at 23:38
Hello, all. I recently joined and would like comments on a subject I think historians have underestimated in emportance. On the other hand, I hope I have picked the wright place for doing so . . .
 
According to Archeology magazine, Nov/Dec 2008, pg 26 an emblum of a snake and a tree (a phote of it was included) was uncovered at the 9,000 year old site at Goblecki Tepe in Southern Turkey. On page 52, of The Last Civilization," I also mention that early Chinese word-gram for "tempter" was a combination of four even early symbols such as for "demond/devil," "secret," "man/son," and "tree-cover." My source was "The Discovery of Genesis," C.H. Kong, & Ethel R. Nelson, pages 2-3.
 
It is of note that the Old Testament myth of Adam and Eve is regarded as originating in Babylonia, a civilization and religion that originated in Sumeria more than 5,000 years ago. It seems to me reasonable to believe that the myth goes back to the beginning of agriculture and had spread to China by 2,000 B.C.
 
According to archeologist M. Gembutas, the snake represents the mother-goddess and the tree, the "tree of life" referring, perhaps, to the so-called "Garden of Eden." I propose that the myth used the snake symbol to demonify the female gods and fortify the emergence of male gods that formed the type of man-led societies mostly current in the world for the last 5,000 years.    
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The snake has meaning from prehistorical times, and it is known across the world, with different interpretations. Chinese could easy have developed theirs own myths without influences. In the Americas the feathered serpent of the Mesoamericans aren't related at all with the serpents of the sea and land of the Mapuches of the southern cone.

According to a Spanish zoologist, the serpent has a meaning for man simply because they use to bite monkeys in the trees when they tried to pick fruits or berries. So, the serpent maybe imprinted into or brains from birth.

 


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As Napoleon said on history...
the single postmodern virtue of obsessive egalitarianism
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When trying to demonise religious figures, better to do so to the symbols too.
 
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