Inspired by ancient Roman/Byzantine style snake jewelry. Made from my new special bronze alloy that looks like 14K gold.
Snakes, or serpents, have symbolized something in every culture
and every religion on earth. From Ancient Egypt to modern Native American cultures, snakes are revered as beings of power. Since a snake sheds it skin, they have historically been seen as symbols of regeneration, rebirth or transformation. Ancient Celts used
the snake as a symbol of secret knowledge. They have been a symbol of
fertility (most ancient cultures), of guardianship (Hinduism, Buddhism, ancient
Cambodia) and of luck in battle (Norse). The Hopi have Awanyu, the Aztecs and
Maya have Quetzalcoatl (two snake Gods) and the Minoans had a snake Goddess.
They were carried down through the ages as symbols of wisdom. Asclepius, the god
of medicine and healing, carried a staph with a snake coiled around it.