In the Ancient World snakes were renowned for wisdom.
For most westerners they are now associated with both temptation and sin…
As with much else in the Epic of Gilgamesh,
we are treated to a brief, tantalising glimpse of the Old World Wisdom.
May it be sufficient to sustain us…
Our serpent emerges from Beyond the Veil,
and slithers to the Watering-Hole,
where Gilgamesh, ‘The One Who Never Sleeps’, again lies sleeping…
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