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Facts, fancies, and folklore about snakes

  • 34 Pages
  • 1.62 MB
  • English
Pocahontas Press , Blacksburg, Va
Snakes -- Folklore., Snakes -- Juvenile litera
StatementHubert J. Davis ; illustrated by Joseph E. Kelley.
ContributionsKelley, Joseph E. 1967-
LC ClassificationsGR740 .D38 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination34 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL804610M
ISBN 100936015594
LC Control Number95041132

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Whether snakes are worshipped as gods, feared as devils, or handled in religious ceremonies to test faith, snakes have played a critical role in the human heritage. This book explores the cult of the snake in world history, religion, and folklore.

Fascination with snakes has been around since the dawn of by: 1. Snakes: the facts and the folklore. [Hilda Simon] -- Discusses the history and mythology of the snake, its evolution and anatomy, the habits and characteristics of a variety of the world's snakes, and how to keep snakes as pets.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Hilda Simon. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC. In addition to introducing the major groups of poisonous, semi-poisonous and non-poisonous snakes with an informal summary of their most salient characteristics -- their swallowing of food, reproduction, danger to man, etc.

-- Simon investigates popular snake folklore -- such as the idea that constrictors kill their prey by crushing their bones. Get this from a library. Snakes: in fact and fiction. [James Arthur Oliver] -- Separates the truth about snakes from the folklore and fallacies, and discusses many incidents of exploring, collecting, and handling snakes.

The present compilation includes a current checklist of Indian snake species, systematic account and conservation status of Indian snake species, in addition to information on morphology, behaviour, and uses and misuses of snakes species.

It also highlights accounts of misbeliefs, blind faiths, myths and mythology about snake species. SNAKE STORIES AND MYTHS. All through history snakes have been both good and evil.

Here are some historic examples: In the Christian bible, the story of Adam and Eve being tempted by the evil snake.

It was the snake (Satan) that tempted Eve with an apple and caused them to be kicked out of the beautiful Garden of Eden. Also in the Bible, Moses.

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In the Ozarks, there is a story about a connection between snakes and babies, according to author Vance Randolph. In his book Ozark Magic and Folklore, he describes a tale in which a small child goes outside to play and takes along with him a piece of bread and his cup of milk.

The Snake Goddess of Egypt, Wadjet, was protector of the land, kings, and women in childbirth. In Minoa, the Snake Goddess was addressed as A-sa-sa-ra-me and was related to the Hittite Ishassara, the Khmer Apsara and the Canaanite Asherah.

Pre-Christian Ireland, Scotland and England also worshipped the serpent. This is definitely one of the snake books for kids. The “impressive photos and solid information in this book will have a strong appeal to younger readers”, says one reader.

Melissa Higgins has written over 30 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. She especially like writing about animals, even scary ones. #3: If a snake’s head is cut off it will stay alive until sundown. This myth seems to be particularly popular in rural Australia.

It may be based on the fact that a snake’s body will continue to writhe for some time after decapitation, but this story is not even remotely true.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Harris, Raymond P. American education: facts, fancies, and folklore. New York, Random House [] (OCoLC) One of the scarier snake facts: Located in the Cerrejo mines of Colombia, the Titanoboa was the biggest snake fossil ever found.

The 60 million-year old fossil measured up to 50 ft long, weighed 20 times the average person, and consumed a diet of crocodiles and giant tortoises.

Southern folklore also holds that the mud snake can take its tail in its mouth and roll like a wheel, giving rise to the common name "hoop snake." The snake is. Snake Myths, Superstitions, & Old Wives Tales- Superstition has always regarded snakes with fear and respect and some cultures have even credited the serpent with various supernatural are more myths, old wives tales and superstitions about snakes than any other animal.

Superstition has produced a number of popular misconceptions regarding snakes over the past few centuries, which. Snakes are among the most misunderstood creatures on earth, and their stories are intertwined with humans in countless ways. They are very powerful symbols in mythology, religion, and folklore, and some of these symbols and metaphors continue to influence peoples’ perceptions of snakes (for good or bad) to this day.

Let’s look at a few examples from history. Rod of Asclepius Greek. This snake is rarely seen, and when it does it flies and bites the person seeing it.

Its bite is deadly and kills instantly, killing both it and its victim, for it exhales its venom and its life in one go. References. Nuttall, Z. () A Note on Ancient Mexican Folk-lore.

The Journal of American Folklore. Midwestern Snakes Facts & Folklore. Snakes are probably the most misunderstood members of the animal kingdom.

Perhaps this is due largely to the misinformation, legends, and myths surround them, as well as to their nature. Most of these myths have been. Some fascinating aspects of these creatures can help dispel myths and work towards conserving them.

15 Amazing Facts about Snakes for Children. Understanding the facts and different kinds of trivia about snakes can help you stay more informed and even get excited about them, whether you’re looking to have pet snakes or not.

Facts, Fancies, And Folklore: A History Of Sonora Elementary School [Lee, Mrs. Doris And Students Of Sonora Elementary School] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Facts, Fancies, And Folklore: A History Of Sonora Elementary School Author: Mrs.

Doris And Students Of Sonora Elementary School Lee. This snake is rarely seen, and when it does it flies and bites the person seeing it.

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Its bite is deadly and kills instantly, killing both it and its victim, for it exhales its venom and its life in one go. References. Nuttall, Z. () A Note on Ancient Mexican Folk-lore. The Journal of American Folklore, v.

8, no. 29, pp. Children's author Andrea Winters presents: "Snakes for Kids - A Snake Guide Book With Fun Facts & Pictures About The Different Types of Snakes, Their Habitat, Venom, Diet, Vision & Much More!". This informative kids book includes great pictures & well chosen words to help children learn more about Snakes/5(8).

Top 15 Myths about Snakes. High-Yellow Sorong Amethystine Scrub Python By Mike via Wikimedia Commons. They’re covered in scales, they can be aggressive and dangerous, and are downright scary to many people.

Snakes never had a large fanbase and that shows in the number of negative stories that are spread about them. Myths About Snakes. We’re going to debunk the most comm myths about snakes.

We’ll examine what the myth says, why it isn’t true, and where it may have originated. Hoop Snakes Hunt By Rolling. One of the stranger snake myths is the legend of the hoop snake.

In Korean mythology, the goddess Eobshin was the snake goddess of wealth, as snakes ate rats and mice that gnawed on the crops. The Horned Serpent appears in the mythologies of many Native Americans. Details vary among tribes, with many of the stories associating the mystical figure with water, rain, lightning and thunder.

In Hindu mythology, snakes have a high status. Snake gods are known as the nagas. These deities appeared in the form of large snakes or as half human and half snake.

“Naga” is usually the male term, while the female version of the word is “nagi”. Snake venom is basically highly modified saliva that is made up of around 80% proteins and some 20% enzymes. Approximately species of snakes are able to create venom. [Explore More Facts About Snakes Venom] Antivenom from Snakes.

Snake antivenom is a medication made up of antibodies used to treat snake bites by venomous snakes. Snakes are a reptile – they have been around for approximately million years and evolved from prehistoric lizards.

Snakes are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. There are around different species of snake in the world. In Australia we have around species of land snake and around 32 species of sea snake.

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A nationally recognized Sex and Relationship expert, Dr. Hamilton has also worked as a television correspondent in Chicago, Boston, Miami, and San Francisco. Then the brothers who did not like a snake brother-in-law took their axes and cut off the head of the snake while he slept, and afterwards their sister lived in their house.

Source: Cecil Henry Bompas, Folklore of the Santal Parganas (London: David Nutt, ), pp. In the other, dragonflies follow snakes and stitch them up when they get injured. One tiny bright spot of positivity in English folklore is that it was considered bad luck to kill a blue dragonfly.

Which was difficult because it was also supposed to be good luck putting the wings of a blue dragonfly in a religious book like a missal.Creation myths abound within Native American folklore, as well as tales explaining how death came into the world.

Migration myths are also a common theme, but most pervasive is the wily Trickster archetype. The Trickster is a consistent character within Native American folklore and mythology revealing himself in various animals or deities.