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Ancient Egyptian automaton, Altar with Isis and Osiris, published 1888 Featured Milk Snake Print

Ancient Egyptian automaton, Altar with Isis and Osiris, published 1888

Ancient Egyptian automaton as an altar with Isis and Osiris. The earliest documented examples of a??truea?? automata come from Ancient Egypt - about 2500 BC. Priests had statues made in which they could hide and manipulate certain parts to make the people believe that the statues were alive so as to increase their religious devotion. Through the heat produced by the fire at the base of the altar the greater pressure of the air, the statues of Isis and Osiris pour milk on a platform and the snakes coiled hiss. Wood engraving after an ancient original, published in 1888

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, ca. 1780-90. Creator: Unknown Featured Milk Snake Print

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, ca. 1780-90. Creator: Unknown

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, ca. 1780-90. At the time of the great deluge aeons ago, many treasures-- including amrita, the nectar of immortality--were lost beneath the primordial ocean. Gods and demons still jockeying for power decided to raise these powerful objects from the watery depths. They harnessed the serpent Vasuki as a rope to turn Mount Mandara and Vishnu assumed his tortoise avatar to support the giant pivot. The demons, tricked into pulling the head of the snake, were weakened by its poisonous breath. Here, many of the treasures have already been raised and are visible in the sky, while Vishnu is seen twice, below and atop the peak

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Honduran Milk Snake - Hypo vanishing mutation Featured Milk Snake Print

Honduran Milk Snake - Hypo vanishing mutation

PPG-1914
Honduran Milk Snake - Hypo vanishing mutation
North and Central America
Lampropeltis triangulum honduren
these snakes eat other snakes even venomous ones (ophiophagy) - some species of kingsnake have coloration and pattening which can cause them to be confused with the venomous coral snakes (Batesian mimicry)
Pascal Goetgheluck
Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

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