Cherub Vs Snake

In Milton’s retelling of this story, in Book 3 I think it is, Satan disguised himself as a Cherub. I thought this was super interesting choice. Satan is almost always some kind of serpent, which has always held a lot of weight to me. Considering this was one of the only things I believe Christianity did not steal from a Pagan religion. Snakes used to symbolize rebirth and fertility, and it mostly was the bible that changed people’s perception. Both with Moses, and The Garden of Eden.

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