The snake, which is sacred to the Goddess in many cultures, represents feminine energy, while the spiral shape denotes the continuous circular dance of life, learning and initiation. Like the labyrinth, the spiral leads us deep into the center, where we can contact the core of our higher selves. The fact that this snake is a viper lends a cautionary note that those who are not prepared to proceed without fear may find danger in her coils.
This snake design is screen painted and hand colored by Patrick Pinson on a 17″ Deer Cedar Drum.
Designed by Mark Larson.