Sympathy must have provoked the first myth
Concerning the vertebrate without limbs,
Someone wondering what it would be like
To writhe on the ground without legs or arms.
That, combined with the deadly potential
To create suffering out of venom,
Made the elaborations of dragons,
Winged serpents, coiled monsters, and talking snakes
Irresistible. For myself, I meant
Only to paint the truth about knowledge.