Snakes often are paired with the feminine in mythology. Is it because women are more sensual, able to move and undulate like a snake? Is it because we shed our old selves and are reborn over and over again? Is it because our venom can fell a man in under 30 seconds? I love these beautiful reptiles, how they move, their decorative skin, their delicate tongues. At the tree of knowledge, was it a male being in the body of the snake tempting Eve? Or was it a fellow female being saying to her sister, "it's time to wake up and take a bite to know who you truly are." I wonder??