|Limestone statue of the Cobra Goddess Ua Zit (named Buto by the Greeks). She was the patron deity of all Lower Egypt in predynastic periods before 3,000 BCE. Line drawing: Roderick W. Marling|
|Hindu Naga serpent of Andhra Pradesh, India. Dated to as recently as the 8th century.|
|The Greek Goddess Hygeia,"Health". and the Sacred Serpent. Line drawing: Abby Lynn Macey.|
|An early Greek vase painting of the Celestial Goddess feeding the Cosmic Serpent in the Tree of Eternal Life. Line drawing: Abby Lynn Macey.|
|A plaque from Egypt dated at about 1250 BCE. The Goddess here combines the symbolism of the Egyptian Goddess Hathor and the Canaanite Goddess Ashtoreth. She holds flowers in her right hand and two serpents with her left. Line drawing: Roderick W. Marling|
Three figures representing the Minoan Serpent Goddess. Each statue is only about 13 inches tall and dated from 1,600 BCE. They were found in the underground sanctuary at Knossos, Crete.
|Yaxchilan Lintel 15. A Mayan Priestess conjures up the Vision Serpent.|
|These ancient seal images present dramatic evidence of the Tree of Life over a thousand years before its poetic version appears in the Bible. In the upper left we even see the serpent as well. The top cylinder seals are dated 2,500 BCE and are from Sumer. The bottom two are Egyptian.|