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Great Serpent Symbol

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The Great Serpent symbol is one of the many Winged or Feathered snake-like deities that figure in the mythology of most Native American tribes.

The mythology of the Abenaki tribe told of a great serpent called the Kita-skog meaning “Big Snake” or Pita-skog meaning “Grand Snake”. The meaning of the Great Serpent symbol are chaos, corruption and darkness. The Great Serpent is seen as a malevolent being or monster who devours his enemies. The names of the malevolent serpents included Utkena and Mishipizheu.


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Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Native American Symbols.

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