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Serpents/Snakes Buttons

Serpents/Snakes Buttons

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Snake is the universal symbol of transformation. Life, death and rebirth are represented by the shedding of the snake’s skin. Among the Pueblo Indians snakes and lightning are equated with rain and fertility, as are the snake dances annually held by the Hopi.

In Celtic mythologies the snake is the universal symbol of the Earth Goddess, eternally dying and being renewed, and the sinuous, serpentine path of the life force, in China, called “chi“. When St. Patrick “drove the snakes out of Ireland”, it could be interpreted as the older pagan religion, which venerated a cycle of birth/death/rebirth, being driven out of Ireland. Almost universally, the snake is identified with the Goddess in ancient Sumeria, Old Europe, and Egypt. Even in early Christianity the serpent is venerated in some Gnostic sects, among them the “Ophites” or “Serpent People”, who used the symbol of the serpent as an embodiment of the wisdom transmitted by Sophia.
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Since 1972 Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now the designs are available here as buttons. An understanding of the symbols may inspire you and enhance your journey of self-discovery. Each has its origin in ancient stone carvings, pottery, or other artifacts and many were inspired by myth and legend. We have spent over 30 years researching and creating magical jewelry based on symbols from around the world. We are very proud to mint over 100 designs. If you want to learn