Snake

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Snake
(Creature)
Some take snakes as animal companions.

Snakes or serpents, are limbless reptiles found in temperate and tropical environments throughout Golarion. They come in two main varieties: poisonous snakes, known for their highly venomous bites, such as the viper; and the large and muscular constrictor snakes, such as anacondas and pythons. Snakes of both kinds are common familiars among magic-users.[1][2]

Certain particularly notable varieties exist beyond the two main groupings, including sea snakes,[3] the sevencoat serpents that mimic more dangerous snake species,[4] the enormous titanoboas,[5] the two-headed amphisbaena,[6] and the highly intelligent psyche serpents.[7]

In religion

Snakes are present in the myths, legends and religious symbolism of multiple cultures within and around the Inner Sea region. In Ancient Osirion, snakes were associated with and symbolized both the evil deity Apep and the benevolent Wadjet.[8]

Snakes of various types are among the sacred animals of many additional deities, including Asmodeus;[9] Lissala;[10] Ydersius;[11] the empyreal lord Picoperi;[12] the archdevil Geryon;[13] the infernal dukes Eaqueo,[14] Furcas,[15] and Titivilus;[16] the demon lords Abraxas,[17] Areshkagal, and Socothbenoth;[18][19] and the Great Old One Yig.[20]

References

  1. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 255. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. Will McCardell et al. (2015). Familiar Folio, p. IFC. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-731-4
  3. Mike Shel. (2012). Isles of the Shackles, p. 59. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-408-5
  4. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 215. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  5. Robert Brookes et al. (2017). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 6, p. 185. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-931-8
  6. Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 25. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
  7. Josh Colon et al. (2015). Occult Bestiary, p. 44. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-767-3
  8. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, et al. (2019). Bestiary (Second Edition), p. 303. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-170-2
  9. Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, et al. (2013). Animal Archive, p. inside back cover. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-487-7
  10. Richard Pett. (2012). Into the Nightmare Rift. Into the Nightmare Rift, p. {{{1}}}. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-487-0
  11. Neil Spicer. (2011). Sanctum of the Serpent God. Sanctum of the Serpent God, Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-307-1
  12. Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, p. 20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
  13. F. Wesley Schneider. (2016). "Geryon, the Source of Lies". Scourge of the Godclaw, p. 68–69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-842-7
  14. F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Lords of Hell: Barbatos. Kobold Quarterly 22, p. 9. Open Design, LLC.
  15. F. Wesley Schneider and Jerome Virnich. (2015). Hell Unleashed, p. 38. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-757-4
  16. F. Wesley Schneider. (2009). Princes of Darkness, p. inside back cover. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-189-3
  17. John Compton, Adam Daigle, Amanda Hamon Kunz, et al. (2017). Book of the Damned, p. 10–11. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-970-7
  18. James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 56. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
  19. James Jacobs, Jason Nelson & F. Wesley Schneider. (2009). Bestiary. Descent into Midnight, p. 83. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
  20. James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 73. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3