Campbell : This amount to a refusal to affirm life. In the biblical tradition we have inherited, life is corrupt, and every natural impulse is sinful unless it has been circumcised or baptized. The serpent was the one who brought sin into the world. And the woman was the one who handed the apple to man. This indentification of the woman with sin, of the serpent with sin, and thus of life with sin, is the twist that has been given to the whole story in the biblical myth and doctrine of the fall.
Moyers : Does the idea of woman as a sinner appear in other mythologies ?
CAMPBELL : No, I don't know of it elsewhere. The closest thing to it would be perhaps THE PANDORA's BOX, but that's not sin, that's just trouble.
we have Sumerian seals from as early as 3500 B.C. showing the serpent and the tree and the goddess, with the goddess giving the fruit of life to a visiting male. The old mythology of the goddess is right there.
Food for thought !
Obviously the patriarchic male religion of the hebrew used myths from the goddess religion to their own advantage by twisting them.