serpent definition: 1. a snake 2. a snake 3. a snake. God is the same throughout all 66 books of the Bible. Propaganda has always been a great weapon in war. 12:9 and 20:2. There are so many examples. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. This is the reason why, Jesus on the cross is considered by the Fathers of the church, as the standard of Christian warfare and the lower case Greek t, the symbol of death. A snake might be cunning but has neither the language nor intellect to do as described in Genesis. It’s a long story I may share with you someday . Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to mankind and represent dual expression of good and evil. Called Cross of the Serpents, the end of each arm has a 1 Blake, William Wilberforce ( 1888); The Cross: Ancient and Modern; A. D. F. Randolph, 1888, 52 pages, ebook 2 Annual Archaeological Report, Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Education, Ontario, 1913. The various spellings of the name Serapis are, Sor-apis (Σέραπις, Attic/Ionian Greek), Sarapis (Σάραπις, Dorian Greek), Serapin (Greek Ὄφις), or in Hebrew, Seraph. This symbolism also comes from the depiction of a snake eating its own tail. This symbol has appeared in Egyptian texts relating to the underworld where ouroboros symbolizes the cycle of life and death. (Astrologers might view the same cross to symbolise Christian fanatics crucifying the Serpent Draconis, the symbol of knowledge.). The Serpent in the Bible. 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In the book, “An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory,” By Aelfric (Abbot of Eynsham), he relates the story of Gregory the Great who had declared in his Epistle to Serenus, speaking of those Images which that Bishop had broken; who know not Letters , may at least be able to read, by looking upon the Walls, what they are not capable of reading in Books. An example is seen in the former symbol of the Salvation Army, which showed a large "S" superimposed on a cross. In French heraldry a cross charged with serpent heads at the extremities of its arms is known as Gringolée (also spelt Gringalee, Gringolly or Guivré). The book of Enoch even talks about the Son of Man. Far too often we listen to what others tell us rather than relying on what we know to be true within our hearts and minds. The Serpent was always the Light. Yes, because I try to recognize what Jesus (Yeshua) did everyday. The followers of Ophis were called the Ophites. Find all the signs in the Abraham Tablets if you can, some easy, then perhaps you will want to talk more to me. I love it. Until the 19th century there was a silver coin called a thaler. Christians therefore might view … Chicchan - Yucatecan . The twins were half human and half snake, according to the ethnic group of Mali and Upper Volta called the Dogon. In fact, the ancient Romans had used to carry forth the serpent in war, and one of their standards was the serpent on a pole. The staff represents authority and the snake represents rebirth, as explained above. The ancient gnostics were the real christ-ians aqnd thats why they lived out on their own away from organozed religion and stupid animal sacrifices. As Saint John had magically said, “The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. Track listing. Serpents. Nothing in this world was made without Him. In that light it is not surprising to see Christ taking a shape suggesting the serpent on the cross. Both, Apollo and Ophis were the sons of Zeus who is father of the Gods, father of men, the god of light, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. The threat that we faced and are currently facing is with fallen angels. 2- Rebirth and Immortality. The story of its defeat alludes to battles by heroes against sea serpents that can be found in Mesopotamian, Hindu and Norse mythology. Al, Hi Moe, That tablet taken from Abraham is the sixth tablet of 7, but the first three are doubles so 10 in the whole process. The Serpent wrapped around the Tau cross can be spelled in the English alphabet either as ST or as TS. The name Ophis, is Greek for serpent. Usually this is a totally irrational fear but common nevertheless. Page 2 carved head of a serpent. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF SERPENT WORSHIP AND THE SERPENT ON THE CROSS ? Personally…do I think this was an actual event…NO. An allegoric Jesus. Taking this as 'rebirth' gives the association with salvation. For he brought home on this occasion, the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, described in one series of paintings, with which he beautified the whole interior of the church annexed to the greater monastery, in honour of the virgin mother of God. The Tau cross is also strangely used by those practicing sacred geometry as a “marker” for buried treasure, whether physical or spiritual. Trust Your Inner Self. The image of serpents wrapped around a staff is a familiar one in the medical field, decorating pharmaceutical packaging and hospitals alike. One day God told Noah to build an ark and put in two of each animal. Amazing. As such, sea-serpent tattoos have the added meaning of duality – life and death, yin and yang. However, to modern Christians, the serpent is the devil incarnated and the followers of this ancient wisdom are called Demons. Wherefore, your Brotherhood you’d both preserve them, and hinder the People from adoring them. From the Nile in Egypt, the African plains of Ethiopia, the deserts of Arabia, the highlands of Persia, to the plains of Syria, and to the Phoenicians or Greeks of the Mediterranean Sea and their Holy Island of Crete, to the their biblical tribes of Canaan, the land of Scotia, Ireland, Brittain and to the island of the Culdee Druids in Iona; the ancient priesthoods of these people had always venerated the serpent. For picture, in the Greek, is called “(secret for you to find out)”, that is, a writing that expresses the Life. They knew about the solar initiations that the man jesus is symbolic of going through. Even though snakes and serpents may seem gloomy and evil, these gothic motifs symbolize rebirth. St. John tells us clearly, that  it was the Jews who had cried out “Crucify Him,” and the soldiers who were Roman that executed the orders of the sentence of death. I’m not sure why more folks don’t refer to the book of Enoch when it talks about the very problem with mankind. The Serpent Cross draws a parallel with Christ, who was raised upon a cross for people to look upon and be healed. It is not unusual to see a crozier with the image of a snake or serpent. Let us heed His Words now. The Mayan sacred calendar, the Chol’qi, is comprised of 20 Day Lords, glyphs, day signs, or archetypal energies. The serpent represents sin (as the serpent in the Garden of Eden in Genesis chapter 3), brass represents judgment (the brazen altar of the Levites in Exodus 39:39) and the pole represents the cross (anyone who hangs on a tree, or wood, is cursed; Deuteronomy 21:23). 1. The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. The serpent on the cross was still worshiped up to the 7th century in England under … Before the Christian era, the most ancient worship of the serpent was practiced in many areas of the world. The coin was originally named joachimsthaler, and later abbreviated to thaler. “With the form of a serpent He kills the serpent, for the serpent made out of the rod swallowed up the other serpents.”. Those who did not look to it – died. Jesus is God, the Son of God, the Son of Man. - Glen Benton [2] "Serpents of the Light" is a track written about the flaws in modern Christian culture. The body of Christ sways to the left and the right on the Cross. See Meaning of the Cross. All Songs Written By Glen Benton. ANCIENT SYMBOLS IN MODERN TIMES. Soon after the appointment of Easterwine to the abbacy of St. Peter’s, and of Ceolfrid to the direction of St. Paul’s, Benedict had undertaken, and with his wonted prosperity accomplished his sixth and last journey to the city of Rome. An example of these methods are related to us by the Father of English History and Doctor of the Church, Saint Bede who had lived during the 7th century; in his book, “The Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth.” Bede tells the story, of how Saint Benedict, in the same time period had made his ‘6th’ and final trip to Rome in order to bring back relics and decorations to Northumbria in Monkwearmouth-Jarrow, for the newly built monasteries of St. Peter and St. Paul which was the main center of Anglo-Saxon learning. While that may be true, snake symbolism carries way more meaning for many different cultures than simply being evil. Obviously, the Roman Catholic Church is an elite group that looks out for itself and has been ridiculously cruel throughout history. any of these people who started these religions descend from the same ancient priesthoods which derive from the same tree. 4. Putting a circle around the cross to include sun worship. I fully understand the Moses staff/snake myth now, thank you. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism. Your email address will not be published. The bronze serpent had significant symbolic meaning! Where do you find the time and energy to keep up this web page? Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. To these ancient people, the serpent had signified wisdom, intelligence, life and rebirth. by Moe | History of the Brotherhood, Irish History, Meaning of Symbols | 6 comments, The power of the serpent of Egypt was broken on the cross – Justin Martyr, Let it be said, that long before the Romans had given us the images and idols of the Lord and Savior of Jesus crucified upon the cross, the serpent or snake was the chosen image by the ancient wise people of the not so distant past as their savior. It was simply the instrument of the Devil. Celtic sea-serpent tattoos often represent a connection to the Moon – from its control over the tides to how it intervenes in lives. Snake jewellery has remained popular throughout the ages. In some versions, a third crossbar crosses the staff lower down, at a 45-degree angle. Whoever looked at the serpent would know that the wrath of God was turned away. Blending holidays to the same day so Christian, heathen, gentile and all would at least be partying on the same day…as Christianity slowly worked over the years to make it only about Christianity. (You'll probably remember from the movies that Indiana Jones had such a loathing.) Thence he now returned, laden as formerly with a store of ecclesiastical treasures. In some cultures, snakes were fertility symbols. Thanks so much for the kind words and your thoughtful comment on my article Jimmy. All these names mean ‘serpent.’ The name ‘seraphim’, is the plural form of serpent and is also said to mean, “the burning ones.” Serapis is the Hellenized version of the Egyptian Osiris-Apis. St. Augustine tells us, that the image of Christ and his Cross was the new ensign of Christian Warfare that the Romans had carried before them; being the Ensign or Profession of their Warfare. It was to kill the power of the old snake gods and religion and show the new god more powerful. Cannibal blood sacrifice was also a belief. The black/white crescents are symbols of Osiris. It doesn’t matter if you love or feel abhorrence toward them, if a serpent has entered your life, it’s energy will carry some kind weight. The ETA symbol is a snake coiled around an axe, which represents their fighting mission. 16:20, 2 Cor. All of it was hidden and destroyed. A more common meaning of the "S" shape, however, is its representation of a snake. Illustration by Angelika Bauer. The trinity is real. An Annodated Cross is either a cross with arms bent in the shape of an "S" (see this Curved Cross) or more likely, a cross adorned with something that is in the shape of an "S". Did you know that Washington DC was once called Rome? It wasn’t the Jews who had actually symbolically crucified Jesus to the cross at Golgatha (Place of the skull), but Roman soldiers. This is why symbols and picture were often the preferred method in which the priesthood and government would educate the people about their religion, gods and history. In the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the Serpent is depicted as Satan leading man into temptation. The serpent was attached to a cross and the coin bore the inscription "NU 21", which refers to Numeri 21 (the fourth book of Moses in the Hebrew bible, Numbers chapter 21) and the story of Moses lifting up the snake on a staff. This is due to the snakes ability to shed its skin. As we know, most snakes are harmless and shy of man, and this was a perfect cover for the Devil. The bronze serpent was a symbolic … In regards to my blog, it takes a lot of research and writing, but it is something I do for my higher self. Yet the eagle is generally considered magnificent (see Evangelists' Cross). And why do you do it? For most people, these slithery beasts symbolize evil, death, the devil, and all things scary and dark. Celtic Sea-Serpent Tattoo Meanings. My pleasure! He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” – Revelation 12:9. Based on the testimony of Bede, we can safely date the change of the symbolism, from the Old Testament serpent on the cross, to the son of man, Jesus on the cross for the Anglo-Saxons; it had occurred around the time of Bede in the 7th century, where it had first started in Rome and then later moved to the Anglo-Saxon territories such as Great Britain, England, France, Germany and Spain. *Im talking about the Secret religion of Egypt, we today call Alchemy. Lifted Up: Serpent on a Cross. Over time, the Romans who were often at war with these various serpent tribes, had realized that in order to subjugate the world, they had to perform magic and rites that would counter attack the religious rites of the people they had wished to conquer. That sa f1 those who cannot read, may have, from whence to gather some Knowledge of History: And the people be, by no means, permitted to Sin, by the Adoration of a Picture. A calling that I must fulfill. Even today, the serpent is used around the world as a symbol of health care and medicine. (See also Hermetic Cross). He also taught us to 'be 'wise as serpents' in Saint Matthew's Gospel. Legal? But did the story myth do the job intended…YES. Ever increasingly, and yet invisible and unimportant to most, dark forces impose symbols, motifs, and marks with double and often diabolical meanings hidden in plain sight. That became Christianity. The cross of Christ displays the wrath of God as well as the turning away of that wrath. After the waters receded, Noah released the animals, two by two, back into the wild. The bronze serpent represented the propitiation of the wrath of God. This shape represents … For the ETA, the snake symbolizes politics. But this is not the case. ‘In this manner, Augustine and his Followers are described by Bede, to have come into the Presence of King Æthelbert. These, as usual, consisted of a bountiful provision of sacred writings, and an elegant collection of holy pictures. Man Moe…amazing reporting. It’s just another old religious symbol that looks creepy to people who aren’t familiar with it. Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. The process of Alchemy became the life and times of Osiris. This name dated back to 1520, when coins were first minted using silver from a mine in Joachimsthal (Brandenburg, then part of the Kingdom of Bohemia, about 70 km north-east of Berlin). A full exhaustive parallel of everything they did to incorporate all religions into one Universal Church would be very interesting…and unbelievable to most…and extremely damaging to Christians.Thanks again Moe…my little pea brain is spinning… Gnosis rules. So a few people may have witnessed it but they are gone. Contrary to the Latinate cross representing the body of Christ, a ... a Greek word meaning “navel,” is the oracular Stone of Splendor at Delphi. We all have been lied to and we dont know our past and what it is based on, but I do. Welcome to the Gnostic Warrior by Moe Bedard. But the ‘over time’ work done by the Flavions and Constantine are an absolute work of genius. Western weddings in Japan: Real? Way back (way, way back) in the Garden of Eden, the Bible relates how a serpent appeared to Eve which led to the Fall of Man. "But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? The figures of the serpent and the circle are united in a Gnostic and alchemical symbol called the Ouroboros. The ouroboros serpent is an ancient Egyptian symbol meaning “All in all.” It is a serpent depicted in circular form eating its tail. Since then, snakes have suffered the stigma of being dangerous, feared, and generally not very nice to find lurking under the bed. With the symbol of Jesus, St Mark informs us, “With the form of a serpent, He kills the serpent, for the serpent made out of the rod swallowed up the other serpents.” This symbolic event is further explained in St Augustine’s sixth sermon where he said, ” the serpent signifies death, and that Moses’ rod was changed into the serpent because our Lord took upon himself death for us.”. The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. (See also Medical Cross), The Rod of Asclepius is similar to the caduceus, the sign for the Greek god Hermes; the ancient astrological symbol for Mercury; gods of commerce and thieves; and later became associated with alchemy. The Patriarchal Cross, also known as the archiepiscopal cross or Cross of Lorraine, is similar to the Papal cross, consisting of a central staff and two plain crossbars in descending lengths at the top. 11:3, 14, Rev. But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? The Father of English History and Doctor of the Church, Saint Bede who had lived during the 7th century and at the time of this transition from the Old Testament serpent on the cross, to New Testament Jesus on the cross; calls these images, “executed with wonderful art and wisdom. Of this, to give an instance: Isaac carrying the wood whereon he was ordered to be immolated, and Jesus bearing the cross, on which he died a sacrifice for our sins, are drawn in one piece, and exhibited as corresponding subjects; in a second are paired together, the Son of Man hanging on the cross, and the brazen serpent raised by Moses in the desert. Ouroboros has also appeared surrounding the world symbolizing the world’s renewal. When known, everything of the past is explained. It’s nice to talk to other folks and gather thoughts, but it becomes a problem when one uses it for authority and power. What do the symbolize? The main educated class were usually those fortunate souls who were born into current ruling royal stock. The Hidden Templar Symbology of the OREO Cookie, The Kalash People: The Lost Blonde Hair and Blue Eye Tribe of Alexander the Great in Pakistan, The 33rd Degree Law of the Masonic Phoenicians, Women May Carry the DNA of All Their Sexual Partners, The 7 Stars and 7 Golden Lampstands of DNA, The New Atlantis & Secret Destiny of America. Whatever the serpent had done in the garden of Eden in Genesis is nullified in the Divine Exchange on the Cross where Jesus Christ died for All our sin and curses, every dominion of darkness, took away/satisfied God’s wrath, conquered the Devil and Death, so that those who are born again in Christ, have new life and blessed hope and assurance of Eternal life ! One interpretation is that Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. He is the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, and the God of Gods. I know the whole series and all the times. "We don't multiply," the snakes replied, "we're adders! In fact, snakes are one of the most commonly symbolized creatures throughout human history; and also across various cultures. God vented His wrath by sending serpents and many people were bitten and died before Moses interceded by praying to God to forgive them. One use of this fearful image is taken by the Marxist-Leninist paramilitary Basque separatist movement, the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), considered by the EU as a terrorist organisation. In certain drawings of the Cross of Satan, the image of the serpent is shown consuming the base of the cross. I’m sure we can all agree that “establishment” Christianity is the same as the hierarchy structure during the Roman period involving the Jewish groups of the Pharisees, Sadducees, ect. Christians therefore might view the Serpent Cross as a crucifixion of the serpent thereby showing victory over the Devil. The meaning and purpose of a problem seems to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. Your absolutly right. But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? As a little kid, snakes were one of the coolest animals to hold. The purpose of these relics and art, was to show to people who had visited the monasteries concordance between the Old and New Testaments, how this change from the serpent of Moses to Jesus on the cross as a symbol of Christianity was passed down to us. The cult of Serapis had originated from the Greco-Egyptian priesthood under the Ptolemies, and the testimony of Pausanias says the temples of Serapis were the most famous at Alexandria, and the most ancient at Memphis. The Leviathan was a terrible sea monster spoken of in the Hebrew Bible. If you check, the rigth side of the Serpent is the same outline as Virgo in the old drawings. To be honest, I believe that Augustus Caesar is the true Roman Jesus and the bible teachings that he gave and events such as his crucifixion are allegorical. All of this seems rather unfair on the dumb snake, whose nature is to prey on other living things, just as the eagle does. Typically, serpent heads are seen in pairs and represent the salvation from sin. For example, the Hopi people of North America performed an annual snake … The bite that people experienced from these ultra-poisonous serpents corresponds to sin. Author and occultist, HP Blavatsky had written in Isis Unveiled, that the Greeks called Apollo also by the name of Python, which is rendered the same as Ophis, Opis, Oupis, and Oub. A Christian will tell you that the "snake on the cross" means a defeated Satan (since Satan is the "serpent", and a snake on a stick is a defeated snake), but it also has an Occult meaning. One interpretation is that Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. The meaning of the cross will vary, depending on the type of cross used. I know you feel that the Jesus was real and I think you also believe there to be an element of fictional caricaturization. According to Greek Mythology, eventually the Good Serpent Ophis would be dethroned by his grandfather, the God of chaos and darkness, Kronos (Saturn or Satan) and the goddess of fertility and war, Rhea (Saturn’s Moon). Even today, the serpent is seen as a symbol of many things, from eternal love to good luck. For those who still doubt this attribution of the snake to death, we need only consider the other great use of the serpent in iconography, that is the Serpent of Tribulation. These are used in processions, and likely date to the Byzantine period. Red Serpent - Dreamspell . The serpent is one of the most enduring symbols in the Bible. Snake. The upside down cross is used to decorate churches and has special meaning — but there is no negative symbolism. SERPENT 'SERPENT' is a 7 letter word starting with S and ending with T Crossword clues for 'SERPENT' Clue Answer; Large snake (7) SERPENT: A reptile (7) Asp, for instance (7) Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for SERPENT We hope that the following list of synonyms for the word serpent will help you to finish your crossword today. However we must be careful to worship Christ and not the cross, because many years after the event in the wilderness, some Isrealites started worshipping the bronze serpent (as an idol), as if it had saved them, when in fact it was God who saved them, using that means. When the serpent sheds its skin, it frees itself from the old and emerges renewed and reborn. Required fields are marked *. Ophis is the Greek equivalent to the ancient Egyptian Apap or Aph-ophis, the Great Serpent who later became Apis, or Epaphus, the Sacred Bull of Egypt. Serpents are widely worshipped by Pagans, as well as many other earth-centered groups. In African mythology, an ancient god created the sun, moon and thereafter the earth, which he fashioned from a lump of clay. In a sense, I had been asked to recover this history for my ancestors. The symbolic meaning of the serpent is a key component of the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament. However, I disagree that Typhon would be considered the same as Apollo, Python, or Osiris. We read here that this serpent of brass was made, and those who looked to it lived. We find similar prejudice in the avianism of the pigeon and dove. They bore a Cross for their Banner, Pro Vexillo: hon pro Adoratione, not for Adoration.” A Latin phrase meaning, “As standards: no honors for Adoration.” Hence, there was no homage or worship given to it, but only as St Augustine had said, “his Cross was the new ensign of Christian Warfare.”. Hence as Jesus had said, “I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword” (Matthew 10:34). 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