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Negative ConnotationPlay
Often implies deceitfulness or danger when used to describe a person. SlideBeware of the serpent who offers easy riches.
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Frequently appears in literature and fables with a moral lesson involved. SlideIn fables, the serpent often tempts the unwary traveler.
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Has historical significance; may symbolize evil or wisdom in different cultures. SlideThe ancient symbol of the serpent twisted around a staff represents medicine.