Snakes take the crown from the Bulls at the Religious Stakes. I write about religious roots and snakes have a larger fan base; if you count the haters as a type of fan. I wrote about Minoan bull-leaping, but the Minoans also had the snake goddess seen on the far right. Snakes deserve another scene in my book. The cattle culture plays a large role in my writing, but snakes need a larger role.

Circus acts use snakes for the same reason as religions; the Circus of Fear gives good title to the reason why both use snakes. Priests from the Inquisition would have burned Britney Spears at he snake for promoting rival religious beliefs. Pagans and Gnostics had higher opinions about snakes. Fear places a part in the snake’s charm, but Britney’s sexing of the snake shows the other reason for their appeal.



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