Friday, December 30, 2016

Working Copy Under the Powerlines Zig Zag Serpent


     "Horned serpents...
       (S)ometimes...move about on the land, but are more often found in lakes and rivers... in Native American myths and legends, horned serpents are usually very supernatural in character-- possessing magical abilities such as shape-shifting, invisibility, or hypnotic powers; bestowing powerful medicine upon humans who defeat them or help them; controlling storms and weather, and so on-- and were venerated as gods or spirit beings in some tribes....
      And unlike other animals such as crocodiles and snakes, horned serpents are not included in common Woodland Indian folktales about the animal kingdom. So it is likely that horned serpents have always been viewed as mythological spirits, not as animals, and that belief in them was simply very widespread in the eastern part of the country. Indeed, horned serpent mythology may trace back to ancestors of Eastern Native American tribes such as the Hopewell, Mississippian, and other mound-builder civilizations, as stylized serpent motifs have been found in their earthworks and artifacts which bear some resemblance to the horned serpents of historical Native American tribes." -

So which eye? Human or Rattlesnake?
Two Snakes or a Two Headed snake like: 

Preacher's Preserve Overlays

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Paradise Valley Great Serpents (Bethlehem CT)

Another View of Another Bald

Up to those distant pines higher up:

Down to the riparian zone where you enter the Cranberry Garden:

Another Serpent Gateway into the same Cranberry Garden:

Uktena by the Turtle

(Sometimes the eye protrudes:)

A narrow gateway, you end up on the other side, the up-side:

01 23 2015 (Washington CT)