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Tim Cowles in Legend of the Serpent

Legend of the Serpent: The Biggest Religious Cover Up in History

2009 NR

At one time or another, just about every culture has indulged in ophiolatreia -- serpent worship -- according to author Philip Gardiner. This film provides Gardiner's examination of the topic, delving into serpent motifs in numerous belief systems. From the Gnostics to the Sufis and Jews and the sacred art of India, Egypt, China and Greece, Gardiner takes viewers on a historical and anthropological journey illuminating the snake's symbolic power.