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Originally Posted by LB
I like how the snake circles the seed. It nurtures it. It keeps it warm.
You know, now that you mention it, can snakes keep anything warm? Aren't they cold blooded? I wonder why MP chose to pick up the snake and the Orphic egg/seed Pelasgian creation myth here - it is such a poignant myth, because it has overtones of the creation of the entire universe in one big bang -- yet how many snakes are there who actually nurture their eggs? Would not a chicken have been more a propos? Or at least an oviraptor.

Perhaps she chose the snake, because it is also a metaphor for the human spine, or because the aspect of being "coiled up" readying to strike in the future offers another metaphor of potential.
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