The English name Eve is derived from the Hebrew word Hevia. Clemens Alexandrinus had said that the name Hevia signifies a female serpent.

The name Eve is connected with the same Arabic root which means both “life” and “a serpent,” and the Persians called the constellation Serpens “the little Ava,” that is Eve, a title which is still given to it by the Arabs.

In the annals of the Mexicans, the first woman, “the woman of our flesh,” is always represented as accompanied by a great male serpent.

These stories and images relate exactly who Eve represents which is the earth and serpent (worm). Mother earth in which the Sons of God had mated producing humans who are the off spring of this union.

The snake in this piece, by the Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia, has a woman’s face that resembles Eve’s

A sculpture of Adam, Eve and the Serpent at Notre Dame de Paris. In the sculpture, the serpent is depicted as half human

Michelangelo The Fall and Expulsion of Adam and Eve in the Sistine Chapel

Eve Tempted by the Serpent, by William Blake

Eva by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1528

Eve, the Serpent and Death (or Eve, the Serpent, and Adam as Death) is a painting by the German Renaissance artist Hans Baldung, housed in the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.  The main elements are intertwined; the serpent is coiled around the tree trunk and also around Death, who he holds to the tree. Death’s right arm extends upward to grasp the apple. The serpent, which has red eyes and a weasel-like head, closes its jaws around the wrist of Death’s left arm, which is at the same time grasping the left arm of Eve. Eve’s left hand holds part of the serpent’s tail, while her right hand holds an apple behind her back.

 Here are some more images by unknown authors.


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