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Serpentine Ring in Brass plated with 18k Gold (1 micron)
The snake is one of the most popular mythological symbols. Associated with the oldest rituals, it represents the double expression of good and evil, transformation, spiritual wisdom and grounding. In the collective imagination, the snake establishes itself as a symbol of initiation and rebirth. Changing skin through molting, it embodies metamorphosis, immortality and healing.
In the cult of the Mother Goddess, the serpent reminds fertility or creative life force. It evokes the umbilical cord, joining the human to Mother Earth. Snakes were represented as the proteges of the Great Goddess, revered as the keepers of her mysteries. In the Book of Genesis, the serpent evokes temptation, since it lured Eve into the Garden of Eden with the promise of forbidden knowledge. In several Mesoamerican cultures, he is figure of power, a portal between the two worlds. In Mayan cosmology, it opens a door to the spiritual world as it allows the transmission of wisdom from the invisible world. In folk traditions and fairy tales, the snake often appears as an animal conferring unique powers. Anyone who meets the serpent will be endowed with new virtues.
In Hinduism, the serpent is worshiped as a deity as it is a symbol of Kundalini Sakti, the primordial energy, or more precisely, a concentration of primordial and divine energies. Symbolizing spiritual transformation, Kundalini is an essential component of the human. When the fire serpent (Kundalini) awakens, it winds up along the spine and awakens the chakras (energy centers) as it passes. By opening, the chakras release streams of primordial and divine energy existing in each of us, promoting the development of consciousness and participation in the cosmic life. Still among the Hindus, the nāga, meaning "serpent" is a venerated mythical being, guardian of the treasures of nature. Ananta, the most famous nāga sits on Vishnu in the interval between the end of a world and the creation of a new one, while Vāsuki, being represented with one or seven heads is surrounded around the body of Siva in the form of necklace.