19th Century Snake Earrings from Bengal

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Spell 39 to repel evil snakes

Snake protecting a God

a common motif in Eastern faiths
Buddha protected by a 7 headed snake, Mucalinda.
Serpent ornament for the lower lip in Aztec culture.

Snakes in water

moving through the mists of time

The givers of fertility

for crops and women
Vasuki the serpent churning the ocean

Snake as a churner of the oceans

to get amrit or nectar of immortality

Chinese mythology

snakes invented marriages
Nuwa and Fuxi
Statue of Asclepius. 2nd century AD

The rod of Asclepius

or was it Hermes?

A sign with snakes

Street sign in Bangalore with intertwined snakes

दूर्जन: परिहर्तव्यो विद्ययाऽलङ्कॄतोऽपि सन्ज्ञन्ब्स्प; | 

मणिना भूषित: सर्प: किमसौ न भयङ्कर:ज्ञन्ब्स्प;ज्ञन्ब्स्प; ||

One should avoid crooked person even if he/she is educated. Isn’t snake adorned with gem, dangerous?

Sanskrit Subhashita (or Saying)