Sumerian banquet seal (2200-2100 BC): snake or naga (Gen. 3:15), Tree of Life (date palm), Asherah, and the God of the Bible. The snake eats the plant of eternal life, from the Huluppu Tree, in the Gilgamesh Epic, sloughing its skin and gaining “immortality.” [Dropping its body and gaining access to rebirth in heavenly realms by learning right from wrong?]
Kundalini with Sakti in the fire altar, symbolizing the element fire associated with the Manipura or Navel Chakra.
(Rajasthan. c. 19th century, gouache on paper)
Yorimitsu Tries to Capture Hakamadare by Destroying His Magic
Statuette of a Snake-Legged Giant, 180 - 220, Bronze
Object: H: 14 x W: 12.5 x D: 7 cm (5 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California