In the beginning, said a Persian poet, Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgam it was a woman.
Kerala 's capital Tiruvanathapuram or Trivandrum which is infinitely easier to say and write was named after the serpent God Anantha, on whom Lord Vishnu reclines.
To fight the raven you may make alliance with the serpent until the battle is done.robert jordan
Padmanabha Swamy temple located inside the East Fort, this Vaishnava temple is very famous attracting devotees from all parts. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu sleeping on Anantha, the serpent king, this temple is a rare blend of Dravidian architecture and the Kerala style.
And the L God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly thou shalt go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.Bible (Old Testament)
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts untoyourchildren, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?Bible (NewTestament)
Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is, more knave than fool.Christopher Marlowe
Let the storm rage and the sky darken — not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful "who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent.pope pius x
He seems to have been a serpent of serpents in the bosom of all the nineties. That in itself endears him to one.frederick rolfe
The trail of the human serpent is thus over everything.william james
Gentleness, Virtue, Wisdom, and Endurance, These are the seals of that most firm assurance Which bars the pit over Destruction’s strength; And if, with infirm hand, Eternity, Mother of many acts and hours, should free The serpent that would clasp her with his length; These are the spells by which to reassume An empire o’er the disentangled doom.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is more knave than fool.Christopher Marlowe
Any other ’spell’ or ‘fascination’ or attraction might be attributed to a soporific or paralytic rather than a pleasurable influence; and arising from noxious breath of a venomous serpent or the fixity of its eyes, never blinking.
It is serpent nature to wait motionless for its prey.
Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent and the serpent didn't have a leg to stand on.
Thiruvananthapuram, which got this name from Anantha , the serpent king of Hindu mythology... traditional buildings and monuments stand as great examples of culture and overwhelming splendor.
To beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under 't.william shakespeare
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil , and Satan , which deceiveth the whole world : he was cast out into the earth , and his angels were cast out with him.
In our great hall there stood a vacant chair, Fashioned by Merlin ere he past away, And carven with strange figures; and in and out The figures, like a serpent, ran a scroll Of letters in a tongue no man could read. And Merlin called it "The Siege perilous," Perilous for good and ill; "for there," he said, "No man could sit but he should lose himself..."
"To which god must I sacrifice in order to heal?" To which of the warring serpents should I turn with the problem that now faces me? It is easy, and tempting, to choose the god of Science . Now I would not for a moment have you suppose that I am one of those idiots who scorns Science, merely because it is always twisting and turning, and sometimes shedding its skin, like the serpent that is its symbol . It is a powerful god indeed but it is what the students of ancient gods called a shape-shifter, and sometimes a trickster.
The infernal serpent; he it was whose guile, Stirr'd up with envy and revenge, deceived The mother of mankind.john milton
What is time ? It is a serpent which eats its tail [...].kurt vonnegut
Where’s my serpent of old Nile? For so he calls me.
The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown.
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.