To get to the other sss-sss-sss-sss-ssside. 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. 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. A website and podcast that explores the hidden mysteries of human existence, consciousness, religion, and the very secret societies who operate their lights from within the shadows. This shape represents … One interpretation is that Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. The snake has been the symbol of a number of deities associated with healing, such as the Greek god Asclepius (Latin: Aesculapius), son of Apollo. Thanks so much for the kind words and your thoughtful comment on my article Jimmy. All of this seems rather unfair on the dumb snake, whose nature is to prey on other living things, just as the eagle does. Many of these people who started these religions descend from the same ancient priesthoods which derive from the same tree. 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. The horrific guilt put on you with the Christ story combined with REAL fear, brutalization and genocide was a tremendous propellent that has lasted over 2000 years creating mass phylogenetic illness. The ancestral spirits were immortal, said to have originated from another planet and graciously combined their DNA with animals … Christians therefore might view … In regards to my blog, it takes a lot of research and writing, but it is something I do for my higher self. ANCIENT SYMBOLS IN MODERN TIMES. Dr. J. Vernon McGee makes this meaningful comment. Let us heed His Words now. But the ‘over time’ work done by the Flavions and Constantine are an absolute work of genius. The ancient serpent-god of the Gnostics from the East was Serapis. Bede had further explained, “A Cross of Silver, and the Image of our Saviour in a Picture. 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. It is not unusual to see a crozier with the image of a snake or serpent. (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. 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. Chicchan - Yucatecan . In certain drawings of the Cross of Satan, the image of the serpent is shown consuming the base of the cross. Wherefore, your Brotherhood you’d both preserve them, and hinder the People from adoring them. It wasn’t the Jews who had actually symbolically crucified Jesus to the cross at Golgatha (Place of the skull), but Roman soldiers. The black/white crescents are symbols of Osiris. It is easy to understand why, in religious thought, snakes are an incarnation of evil. 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. 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. 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). "We don't multiply," the snakes replied, "we're adders! In that light it is not surprising to see Christ taking a shape suggesting the serpent on the cross. 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. The bronze serpent represented the propitiation of the wrath of God. Tacitus, the Roman senator and historian had said, that Serapis was worshipped as a type of universal deity that represented Jupiter, Osiris, Pluto, and sometimes Jupiter Ammon. 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. Once again you leave much to titillate and stimulate the reader. This is due to the snakes ability to shed its skin. To these ancient people, the serpent had signified wisdom, intelligence, life and rebirth. The cross of Christ displays the wrath of God as well as the turning away of that wrath. (See also Hermetic Cross). In a sense, the symbol of the serpent represented Gnosis in the highest sense, which would equate to human godlike status and the equivalent of a Christ or the messiah. 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. 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. 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. (Astrologers might view the same cross to symbolise Christian fanatics crucifying the Serpent Draconis, the symbol of knowledge.). Propaganda has always been a great weapon in war. See Meaning of the Cross. Song Meanings "I wrote 'Serpents of the Light' about a friend of mine that died." The name Ophis, is Greek for serpent. Serapis is the serpent on the cross that was also the precursor to the Christian Christ, who would take the serpents place upon the cross in this Sixth Age under the religion of Christianity. The serpent on the cross was still worshiped up to the 7th century in England under … God told Moses to make a serpent of brass, and to raise it on a pole. The twins were half human and half snake, according to the ethnic group of Mali and Upper Volta called the Dogon. any of these people who started these religions descend from the same ancient priesthoods which derive from the same tree. Apart from the association with Moses lifting up the snake on his staff, the similarity with the rod of Asclepius links nicely to the role of bishops who are tasked with looking after those suffering from spiritual ailments. Christian? The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. I love all the genius done to kill the old religions. Their meaning will greatly depend on the use of symbols and styles of jewelry, so let us see what they are. For most people, these slithery beasts symbolize evil, death, the devil, and all things scary and dark. The Jews would be the instigators, and the Romans the executors, which makes them both accomplices. After the waters receded, Noah released the animals, two by two, back into the wild. The staff represents authority and the snake represents rebirth, as explained above. 5. 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. Serpents are widely worshipped by Pagans, as well as many other earth-centered groups. Find all the signs in the Abraham Tablets if you can, some easy, then perhaps you will want to talk more to me. Your absolutly right. We find similar prejudice in the avianism of the pigeon and dove. But the cross itself has a much stronger association with salvation. The Serpent Cross draws a parallel with Christ, who was raised upon a cross for people to look upon and be healed. Obviously, the Roman Catholic Church is an elite group that looks out for itself and has been ridiculously cruel throughout history. Moe is the founder of The serpent is one of the most enduring symbols in the Bible. Serpents. Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. And by the way, why did the snake cross the road? 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). 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. Snake. From this symbol we have the dollar sign "$". Learn more. A calling that I must fulfill. 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. Whether or not the book is “acceptable” but again, it all boils down to individual belief on accuracy of historical accounts. 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. Yes, because I try to recognize what Jesus (Yeshua) did everyday. Far from simply representing a snake, the serpent symbol in the Bible has a number of readings and implications. Also known as: Serpent – English. For example, the Hopi people of North America performed an annual snake … That became Christianity. This symbolism also comes from the depiction of a snake eating its own tail. 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. The meaning of the cross will vary, depending on the type of cross used. Mercy and truth meet together at the cross; righteousness and peace kiss one another in the death of Jesus. Kan- K'iché . asked Noah. Amazing. “With the form of a serpent He kills the serpent, for the serpent made out of the rod swallowed up the other serpents.”. They looked at each other, flummoxed. This symbol has appeared in Egyptian texts relating to the underworld where ouroboros symbolizes the cycle of life and death. Note: Not to be confusing, but the Kiché word, Kan, is the same spelling as the Yucatecan word for the previous day known as Net . Even today, the serpent is seen as a symbol of many things, from eternal love to good luck. Despite what you might think at first glance (or might “learn” from a horror movie), there is no traditional “evil” association with an upside down cross. Snakes shed their skin, to reveal a 'new' snake beneath. Do I think there’s something wrong with picking one or two days to recognize the One that took upon the sin of the world? - Glen Benton [2] "Serpents of the Light" is a track written about the flaws in modern Christian culture. However, to modern Christians, the serpent is the devil incarnated and the followers of this ancient wisdom are called Demons. 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. Usually this is a totally irrational fear but common nevertheless. In some versions, a third crossbar crosses the staff lower down, at a 45-degree angle. This alone preserves us from stultifi cation and petrifi cation.1 My comments on the individual paintings are brief as my intent is to demon- strate the evolving relationship between ego and archetype that occurred within my individuation process. 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. Red Serpent - Dreamspell . The serpent hanging up high corresponds to Christ on the cross. As we know, most snakes are harmless and shy of man, and this was a perfect cover for the Devil. Also, the Merovingians (said by some to be descended from Jesus and a sea serpent or fish god - the Quinotaur or Quino-Tau-r) were supposedly born with a red cross between their shoulder blades. As such, sea-serpent tattoos have the added meaning of duality – life and death, yin and yang. I know the whole series and all the times. 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. This sacred center where tellurian serpent forces would accumulate had the ability to directly communicate with the gods. These are used in processions, and likely date to the Byzantine period. The god also created a set of twins, the primitive beings, called Nummo. The story of its defeat alludes to battles by heroes against sea serpents that can be found in Mesopotamian, Hindu and Norse mythology. The serpent on the cross was still worshiped up to the 7th century in England under the Druids. Jesus is God, the Son of God, the Son of Man. All Songs Written By Glen Benton. An example is seen in the former symbol of the Salvation Army, which showed a large "S" superimposed on a cross. The coin was originally named joachimsthaler, and later abbreviated to thaler. Like you I have come to realize that there is an amalgamation to all of history. But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? Putting a circle around the cross to include sun worship. Thence he now returned, laden as formerly with a store of ecclesiastical treasures. 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.”. 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. Targeting only CHRISTIANITY is cowardice .Guys, have the guts to target all three monotheist religions and the genius to build an universal one .In my understanding Gnosticism and dialectical materialism encompassing Budhism and Taoism will do the job. The process of Alchemy became the life and times of Osiris. 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. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to mankind and represent dual expression of good and evil. But in this case the heads are adorning a cross, which already represents salvation, so this is a curious combination. We all have been lied to and we dont know our past and what it is based on, but I do. The bronze serpent had significant symbolic meaning! Posted on February 6, 2013 by eewilliams93 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.” One of my favorite Bible stories as a kid was the story of Israel and the snakes. 13th century Macedonian icon. 12:9 and 20:2. Blavatsky had written, that Apollo and Python, Osiris and Typhon, Christos and the Serpent, are all convertible terms and the followers of this cult that were called Masters of Wisdom, and all Initiates into the Sacred Mysteries, are called Nagas, or Serpents of Wisdom. When known, everything of the past is explained. 11:3, 14, Rev. 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.”. The symbolic meaning of the serpent is a key component of the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament. The Serpent wrapped around the Tau cross can be spelled in the English alphabet either as ST or as TS. Taking this as 'rebirth' gives the association with salvation. Celtic sea-serpent tattoos often represent a connection to the Moon – from its control over the tides to how it intervenes in lives. Ouroboros has also appeared surrounding the world symbolizing the world’s renewal. He then said to the snakes, "Go forth and multiply." If you check, the rigth side of the Serpent is the same outline as Virgo in the old drawings. A snake might be cunning but has neither the language nor intellect to do as described in Genesis. These, as usual, consisted of a bountiful provision of sacred writings, and an elegant collection of holy pictures. Ophidiophobia and herpetophobia are posh names for the fear of snakes. Whoever looked at the serpent would know that the wrath of God was turned away. An allegoric Jesus. What do the symbolize? Two of them usually for the two lights, sun and moon. 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 main educated class were usually those fortunate souls who were born into current ruling royal stock. 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 ! The most popular explanation however, is from the story of the Israelites who, whilst crossing the desert, began complaining against God and the prophet Moses. Contrary to the Latinate cross representing the body of Christ, a ... a Greek word meaning “navel,” is the oracular Stone of Splendor at Delphi. ‘In this manner, Augustine and his Followers are described by Bede, to have come into the Presence of King Æthelbert. The main tactical magical method they would employ against these people of the serpent, would be to replace or rename their Gods which they would take ownership of under new names and also reverse symbology, and iconography in which Rome’s chosen Caesar’s, martyred Saints and gods would usurp all other old serpent Gods and demons of the Old Testament. 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. Welcome to the Gnostic Warrior by Moe Bedard. The followers of Ophis were called the Ophites. Even today, the serpent is used around the world as a symbol of health care and medicine. It’s nice to talk to other folks and gather thoughts, but it becomes a problem when one uses it for authority and power. Required fields are marked *. The way I see it, they are all the same. Western weddings in Japan: Real? Where do you find the time and energy to keep up this web page? 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. But did the story myth do the job intended…YES. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” – Revelation 12:9. The upside down cross is used to decorate churches and has special meaning — but there is no negative symbolism. One interpretation is that Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. Some bishops of the church had disagreed with this symbolic method of idolatry type education, such as when the Bishop of Marseilles; Serenus had broken these idols. I can teach you the Tree. An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory, Demon Death Smoke: Fungi infected heroin causes fungal brain infection in smokers, Psychedelic Enlightenment in a Modern World w/ Thomas Hatsis, Joe Rogan Agrees to do Cocaine and Heroin with Dr. Carl Hart on the JRE Podcast #1593, Meth Demons: How methamphetamine addicts develop parasitic fungal infections, Lord of the Flies: Fungi controls fly’s mind as it preys and infects other flies, Spiritual Defense Against the Coronavirus with ex-Navy SEAL – Michael Jaco. In brief the bronze serpent is an Old Testament image of the cross of Christ, and what He bore on it! The ouroboros serpent is an ancient Egyptian symbol meaning “All in all.” It is a serpent depicted in circular form eating its tail. In some cultures, snakes were fertility symbols. Illustration by Angelika Bauer. "But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? The book of Enoch even talks about the Son of Man. 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. It often seems like God of the Old Testament is to be feared, compared to the love shown in the New Testament. “Be ye wise as serpents” Serapis is the serpent on the cross that was also the precursor to the Christian Christ, who would take the serpents place upon the cross in this Sixth Age under the religion of Christianity. The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. Those who did not look to it – died. Nothing in this world was made without Him. 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. In fact, snakes are one of the most commonly symbolized creatures throughout human history; and also across various cultures. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF SERPENT WORSHIP AND THE SERPENT ON THE CROSS ? 16:20, 2 Cor. 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". It was to kill the power of the old snake gods and religion and show the new god more powerful. Osiris was the judge of the dead, weighing "good works" vs. "bad works" (thus the black/white symbolism). A more common meaning of the "S" shape, however, is its representation of a snake. 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. But that you may under« sand the Use of the Images of Stints, and of our “Saviour, which our Saxon Ancestors, and who, writing of the Images of things in Solomon’s Temple, expressed himself thus, If it was lawful to lift up the brazen Serpent upon a Pole, which the Children of Israel beholding, were saved alive: why may we  net, by a picture, bring into the Memory of the A Faithfuls that sifting up of our Saviour upon the Cross, by which he overcame Death: or those “his other Miracles, and Cures, by which he wonderfully triumphed over the fame Author of Death Since the fight of these things make oftentimes a deep Impression on the Minds of the Beholders, and to those who are ignorant of Letters, open asit were a kind of lively reading, of the History of our Lord. God is the same throughout all 66 books of the Bible. Even though snakes and serpents may seem gloomy and evil, these gothic motifs symbolize rebirth. 1. serpent definition: 1. a snake 2. a snake 3. a snake. I love it. Hence, the true serpent and dragon of wisdom, Ophis was cast out, and in his place, chaos and darkness would rule under Cronus (Saturn or Satan) and the goddess of fertility and war, Rhea (Saturn’s Moon). I know you feel that the Jesus was real and I think you also believe there to be an element of fictional caricaturization. Since then, snakes have suffered the stigma of being dangerous, feared, and generally not very nice to find lurking under the bed. 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. Hence, the 2, 000 year old war between the new savior, Jesus who was the Roman-Jewish messiah of the New Testament (New Law), and the serpent savior who is the prince of Demons of the Greek Old Testament (Old Law). Personally…do I think this was an actual event…NO. What had occurred at this time was simple as I had written above. 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). The bronze serpent was a symbolic … 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. 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. But this is not the case. This interpretation originates from ancient Greeks and their god of healing, Asclepius. I personally feel it’s quite amazing yet unpopular by many groups. Man Moe…amazing reporting. 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. ", The serpent as an instrument of the Devil: John 8:44, Rom. The Serpent was always the Light. And why do you do it? 2- Rebirth and Immortality. Legal? We read here that this serpent of brass was made, and those who looked to it lived. *Im talking about the Secret religion of Egypt, we today call Alchemy. The trinity is real. I love the way they fixed that one with communion…eating and drinking the man god to symbolic rapture and find eternal life…genius…pure unadulterated genius. Until the 19th century there was a silver coin called a thaler. Studying the physiology, habitat and mating patterns will help derive the meaning of a serpent. The meaning and purpose of a problem seems to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. He said to the dogs "Go forth and multiply." 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). God instructed Moses to raise a venomous snake on a staff and all the wounded Israelites who looked on it were immediately healed. If stories are true…what does it matter? The bite that people experienced from these ultra-poisonous serpents corresponds to sin. He also taught us to 'be 'wise as serpents' in Saint Matthew's Gospel. The Mayan sacred calendar, the Chol’qi, is comprised of 20 Day Lords, glyphs, day signs, or archetypal energies. To the victor goes the history…and most is a pack of lies! 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. In a sense, I had been asked to recover this history for my ancestors. The pronunciation of thaler changed as the coin spread throughout Europe, and in English it was known as dollar. My pleasure! Before the Christian era, the most ancient worship of the serpent was practiced in many areas of the world. 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. The image of serpents wrapped around a staff is a familiar one in the medical field, decorating pharmaceutical packaging and hospitals alike. In the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the Serpent is depicted as Satan leading man into temptation. Hence as Jesus had said, “I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword” (Matthew 10:34). One day God told Noah to build an ark and put in two of each animal. Rokuyo - the science of lucky and unlucky days, Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism. The "S" represented salvation, and the cross represented the sacrifice made by Jesus on the cross. There are so many examples. 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.