Gray Snake Goddess
by Eric Whollem
dark pumice from Mt. Shasta on white clay
6" x 6"
Photo copyright by the artist.
The Mysteries of the Sacred Serpent
The serpent is a traditional symbol of initiation and enlightenment.
It is a symbol of healers. The watersnakes of old were set out by
priestesses to find sacred springs that were considered fonts of
oracular wisdom. The Naiads, or freshwater mermaids, were
always associated with the springs holy to the Goddess. The
Naiads were singers in the sacred choruses of the Mysteries.
This image of the Goddess represents the third aspect of
Aphrodite, the Crone. Her name is Urania.
See more about the GODDESS:
Ceramic Sculpture Video by Eric Whollem.