Category Archives: snake

Snake Girl

Snake girl Pakistan, Gandhara, 2nd cent. museum rietberg    

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Hygeia

Henry Howard Thirlestane Castle

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Rise, rise

Your serpentine light body burns in your skull Pulling up your essence — The Pyramid Texts (translated by Susan Brind Morrow)

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Cleopatra

Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli – 1524-1526

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Standing Female Deity or Deity Impersonator

circa 600–900 Mexican, Veracruz state, El Zapotal style She holds a curved sacrificial knife in her upraised hand, and an incense bag in the shape of a skull hangs from her left hand. The serpents on her belt and headress … Continue reading

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Kiyohime changing into a serpent at Hidaka River, from the series New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts

Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839-1892) Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi Woodblock print; ink and color on paper Japan Date: 1890.1.15, Meiji era Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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