Re: Snake and egg motif

Robert Snower (
Thu, 07 Nov 1996 22:22:35 GMT

ron@PeachNet.EDU (Ronald Plumley) wrote:

>In article <55nok0$>,
> says...

><2 other messages deleted>

>Okay...I'll bite. Why do you believe it is a stone?

The stone is common in ritual, magic, folklore, myth, but eggs, to my
knowledge are not. In Celtic folklore the stone alternated with the
cup, vase, chalice, grail and was associated, as in the Arthurian
legends, with blood-dripping swords and lances. Perhaps the serpent,
like Lancelot's broken sword, can't negotiate the stone--the usual
restriction on fertility of initiations.