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 Sacred Serpents

So if dragons, and huge serpents, are myths then why do we have evidence in the oldest written document of man?

 Please continue and I'll explain.

 Sacred Serpent

 

The majority of the native English - speaking populace is at least somewhat familiar (if not very familiar) with the serpent/dragons in the Judaeo - Christian Bible (called "the JCB" otherwise referred to as the King James Bible").

People say there is only 1 serpent - dragon mentioned in the Bible. Wrong! 

There actually were three:

1.  LUCIFER:  Lucifer was the name of the SERPENT in the story of the Garden-of-Eden in Genesis.  Actually Lucifer wasn't a "real" serpent but actually one of the Elohim-Gods who was symbolized as a serpent.  But why was the serpent symbol chosen?  Many scholars speculate that, in the case of LUCIFER, the serpent represented "knowledge".  Actually I disagree but I shall NOT tell you now what the LUCIFER serpent actually represented

NOTE: I think it is important to acknowledge the facts:

  1. The early church leaders changed a lot of things in the Bible, to suit their own ends;
  2. Then, the church leaders declared the so-called 'word of God' to be infallible... the Holy Bible being the so-called 'word of God'.  Yeah, right.  That's like me declaring that I am a prophet of God, and you cannot dispute that I am a prophet of God, because whatever I say is true.  So, if I am a prophet of God, because I say I am, and a prophet would not lie, then I must actually be a prophet of God.

Literally the name 'Lucifer" means light bearer Even today, just as throughout the ages, Light has been a metaphor for knowledge.  When we read the Adam-and-Eve story with that knowledge in mind, we tend to see Lucifer in a different light.

What did Lucifer do that was so bad?  He enlightened Eve about the functions of the tree of life (the male body) and the tree of knowledge of good and evil(the female body).  Had he not done so,  it is conceivable that Adam and Eve would still be in the Garden of Eden, living in paradisiacal bliss - childless. Yep....  childless. So where does that leave you and I?

Why is it then that the Gods (i.e., Elohim, which is plural) did not want Adam and Eve to know about their own bodies?  What was the big deal? If you are a Christian I'm sure you have come up with some justification for this conundrum through your own thoughts are the teachings of your religion. 

The Mormons have the perfect answer for this.  The Jehovah's Witnesses criticize Adam and Eve for their decision to disobey the Gods and procreate.  I say that thinking is ludicrous!  Had Adam and Eve NOT disobeyed the Gods you nor I would even be here! 

The MORMON doctrine, J.W. doctrine, and the doctrines of all Christendom are completely ludicrous, because they take literally what was meant as a story. The bottom line is that the Lucifer -serpent symbol should now be understandable.  All one needs to do is seek and he/she shall find.

2.  BEHEMOTH:  While most scholars seem to think that Behemoth was, or is, a hippopotamus again I disagree. The description of the beast in JOB, does not match that of a hippopotamus one bit! While I admit that snakes do not eat grass I am inclined to believe that the symbolism was that of a serpent.

3.  LEVIATHAN:  It is commonly agreed by all scholars that the Leviathan was in actuality a sea - dwelling serpent or dragon (clearly stated so in the JCB). Isaiah equates Leviathan with the Devil. However, by the time Isaiah was born the true meaning of Behemoth and Leviathan was probably already lost.

 

Behemoth has the following characteristics:

1. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. (Job 40:16)
2. He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. (Job 40:21-22)
3. Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. (Job 40:23)

Leviathan has the following characteristics:

1.  His scales are his pride. (Job 41:15)
2.  Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. (Job 41:19)
3.  In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1)

Chapter LX. of Book of Enoch

7. And on that day were two monsters parted, a female monster named Leviathan, to dwell in the abysses of the ocean over the fountains of the waters.

8. But the male is named Behemoth, who occupied with his breast a waste wilderness named †D没id芒in†, on the east of the garden where the elect and righteous dwell, where my grandfather was taken up, the seventh from Adam, the first man whom the Lord of Spirits created.

9. And I besought the other angel that he should show me the might of those monsters, how they were parted on one day and cast, the one into the abysses of the sea, and the other unto the dry land of the wilderness.

10. And he said to me: Thou son of man, herein thou dost seek to know what is hidden.

Given all of this evidence is there any wonder that we see, read and hear about serpents and dragons throughout the world's history? In almost every religion we find similar stories (tales) to the story of Adam and Eve.

Until I started researching for this site I had never put "two and two" together myself. However, evidence is pretty strong in favor of the reasons we have so much in our ancient history about dragons. And NOT just in written word but in all the paintings, carvings, statues and more we see throughout the world!

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