So one of my snakes might be gastric parasites, miss classified by ancestors not knowing taxonomy. Have another snake/dragon. Bit of explanation:
I am interested in timekeeping, was reading about Nimrod/Menrot/Hermes etc. Saw that Mr Hancock is on to him too...Nimrod was the first king who ever wore a crown. He saw the sky in a black cloth, took it to Sassan a weaver and asked him to make a shape of it. That became his crown. People who did not know what it is, thought that it came down straight from heaven. His ideas were too abstract, so people started to worship him as god. I interpret this that he mapped the solar analemma, created the first model of solar system. He apparently saw a vulcanic erruption, figured that the sun is a fiery ball and became fascinated by it. He also built the Tower of Babel, visited other civilisations and deposited books. He gave the world astronomy, writing and mathematics. Invented the marriage, thought people lovemaking, among other wonderful things. And so on. So he was a first king in the true sense. Kings suppose to give measurements, the crown for time, the spectre for length, the orb for weight. ( remind me who was the english "new king" supported by church who had no maths skills and give the standard measurement as his arms lenght? ) So I had a look at royal headdresses, in Egypt it is a snake, in India there is a lots of snakes, so are peacocks. So when the knowledge of the solar analemma lost, or the example of the crown was copied by other cultures, without the astronomy and marhs background, it does look like a snake, or the feathers of the peacocks, right?
So the moon had an analemma too. That might be my other symbolic snake dragon. Our Eve found cannabis sativa, plant that flowers when it is 12 hours of darkness -by the way, does not this means that we are in good time to stand a May tree and Christmas tree aswell, after finishing flowering in 6-9weeks?- So she had a powerful aid. A mirror of a plant, male and female... So she might had a very good aid helping her to figure out her own cycle. The moons analemma with its fazes are easyer to observe than the suns. The other thing is reproduction. For many cultures it was not obvious where babies come from. Just did not make the connection. That takes me to Lilith. Apparently -in Abrahamic tradition which has a cult of her- it is mentioned that they used to have sex with her when she had her period. Herders might drawn the wrong conclusion about the process from nature, as they observed that most animals are fertile when they are on heat. Poor Lilith, ravaged by parasites and man at the worst possible time...
That might have boosted population as well, being aware of her own natural cycle, having the first birth planning/birth controll method. I read it somwhere that women have monthly cycle because they lived in a separate group, men leaving it at teenage age and roaming in bands, so the woman had even synchronised their period to be available for the raiding and raping. Another article states that 10000 years ago only 1 man reproduced out of 18...You all read the accounts of Shamash, civilizing wild man with lovemaking...
It does look like that for our Eve cannabis sativa was a very good aid, she became aware of her own cycle, the cycle of nature, had an amazing analgesic to give birth with the bigger heads of ours, got rid of parasites that ravaged populations, managed to have a 3 generational or more extended family, and might made her a bit bearable on her period to lead to a more successful coexistence with man. What a tree of life :) This is a great background to come from for someone who wants to know about the sun too, the method of timekeeping as a lunar calendar.
Was also thinking, that northern regions, where you have 4 seasons is might be better to give importance of timekeeping, as you have to get ready to survive the winter, reproductive cycles are more defined, the cyclycal changes are better observed.