As one of the oldest symbols of female power, the serpent is always a female divinity in mythology. Woman and serpent together were considered holy in Aegean civilisation, since both seemed to embody the power of life. It was the mother of all gods, the Earth Goddess Gaea, who first founded the Delphic oracle. Hesiod referred to her as Gaea Pelope, the female serpent. In India, the "Mother of All that Moves" and Goddess of the Earth bore the title of Sarparajni, "Serpent Queen." As the female serpent Kundalini, she represented the inner power of the human body, coiled in the pelvis. The Middle East used to regard the female serpent as the symbol of enlightenment, or wisdom. In Arabic, the words for "snake," "life," and "teaching" are all related to the name of Eve, the version of the Goddess with her serpent form, who gave the food of enlightenment to the first man.
Snakes are highly respected in India and their symbolism is highly regarded; Vitana, the mother of snakes,is the symbol of water and the underworld and the Goddess Shiva always wears snakes on her body as jewelry, which represents sexuality. American Indians also see the snake as a representation of fertility and healing. Snake are believed to transfer magical virtues to their owner. The stealth and power of this animal is contained within the symbol waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to the individual.