Beyond the well-known house of snakes in the zoo, Serpentarium is also the 13th sign of the zodiac according to the new astrology. It is related to the constellation of Ophiuchus showing a man holding a snake, connected directly to the legend of Laocoon, a priest of Poseidon at Troy, which was strangled by snakes. The famous sculptural group of Laocoon is our most direct influence, expressing death and agony of the character. Consequently completed with  CantoXXIV of Dante’s Inferno where countless vipers attack penitents in the circle of thieves.

Lucifer is also represented surrounded by snakes, those we decide to humanize denouncing the cynical and misleading nature of man.

Snakes on your closet

“Human Mortality (Memorare Novissimatua)” - Christoffel van Sichem II, c. 1657
“Skull Crowned with Snakes and Flowers, The Duchess of Malfi” - Author: John Webster, Artist: Henry Weston Keen, c.1930
“Dante’s Inferno -Canto XXIV -Punishment of Thieves” - Gustave Doré, 1861.
“Taurus Poniatowski, Serpentarius, Scutum Sobiesky, and Serpens” from: Urania's Mirror; or, a view of the Heavens. -by: Sidney Hall, 1824.
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