In Hindu mythology, the snake (or Naga) represents rebirth, death and mortality, as the snake sheds its skin and becomes (symbolically) re-born.
The snake is to be considered "the god of good" by the Gnostics.
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- Balfour, Edward (1885). The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial, Industrial and Scientific, Products of the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Kingdoms, Useful Arts and Manufactures. B. Quaritch.
- Cavendish, Richard (1970). Man, myth & magic: an illustrated encyclopedia of the supernatural. Marshall Cavendish Corp.