The Bird and the Serpent: From the Neolithic Goddesses to Ancient Chinese Symbols of Nobility and Benevolence
As with symbols they represent, the realms of
the bird and the serpent cover all of the worlds – sky, water, and underworld.
The association of the bird and the serpent to life and death goes back to the
Neolithic period—and is later represented by ancient Greek’s Medusa, and
eventually the two animals are revered as embodiments of power and nobility.