snake god


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a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies

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Anti-African-traditionalist interpretation of Europeanized Christianity demands, once and forever, that African converts prove their conversion from paganism by killing and thereby desecrating the now demonized snake god, ignorantly equated with Satan.
Was it such besieged, resentful, emotionally exhausted and maddened spiritual powers as Ulu who called to the furthest corners of the unknown world, to bring to Africa's shores a ravaging ally against the universally worshipped snake god and the entrenched traditions that made up his worship?
In this way, at last, Ulu's circuitous tangle of events has resulted in the people's dismissing of the snake god in their fear of the admittedly greater power of Ulu.
With his new, boxed, three-volume work of pornography--Lost Girls, drawn by his fiancee Melinda Gebbie--Moore, a 52-year-old who worships a Roman snake god and boasts of having been expelled from school for dealing acid, has finally completed the perfect melange of his talents and concerns.
Cynics could threaten the status quo, though there is no reason to think that Peregrinus, or Alexander of Abonuteichos with his snake god, Glycon, were much of a menace.
She soon choreographed pieces that reflect Haitian movements, for instance, the yanvalou, in which the spine undulates like the snake god, Damballa.
There, snake gods are worshipped, everyone has the same surname (Bhakta) and they never knowingly waste any edible part of a vegetable.
We may also note that some similar snake gods in the Sumerian culture existed, respected as god of life.
But the extinction of tree sprites and snake gods does not mean that India is going the way of Europe and becoming more secular.
Among the other contributions, the moon god is well served by Dominique Collon, "Moons, boats and battle," and Gudrun Colbow, "More insights into representations of the moon god in the third and second millennium B.C." Frans Wiggermann, "Transtigridian snake gods," and Joan Westenholz, "Nanaya: Lady of mystery," both cover important new ground.