Mythdark

Fiction & Fantasy

Melusine and the Snake Princesses of Asia

A tale of love or warning against marrying ‘outsiders’?

 

Doing research on the serpent cult led me to examine the tales found in Europe, and Asia, beginning with the Assyrian Goddess Atargatis who, loving a mortal and accidentally killing him, jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, instead becoming half-human, half fish.

 

 

Who were the Serpent Priestesses?

 

 

 

Women robed in scarlet sheaths, conducting rituals away from prying eyes.

 

 

Named after the crocodile God Sobek, Sobeknefru, whose name means ‘she who shows the beauty of Sobek’,

Who was this God?

 

 

Queen of the Dragon Court

Thoth

Moon god with the body of a man, head of an ibis and a crescent moon over his head.

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