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The Dragons and Serpents motif appears in numerous instances within the game, mostly in the form of visual representations, providing a certain symbological interest.

Rebecca: There are many stories connected to dragons. St. Michael battling Lucifer during the Fall from Heaven comes to mind.

Altar StoneEdit

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The altar stone in the Mausoleum, engraved with two intertwined serpents, serving as a display stand for the Creator's Staff and the Shrive.

Serpent StatuettesEdit

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The Serpent Statuettes are part of the puzzle surrounding the Sarcophagus in the Study. Seven of these gold-leaf statuettes are required to open the Egyptian receptacle, allowing us to access the area where Hawk is being imprisoned and subsequently, the Vicarage of Charles Randall and the Church of St. Michael where Adam's father used to practice.

Egyptian MasksEdit

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A small Serpent figure was also implemented into the Egyptian Masks, mirroring quite closely the design of the Nemes headdress worn by several of the ancient Egyptian pharaos. In Egypt, this type of serpentine ornamentation resembles the Uraeus (Greek οὐραῖος, ouraîos, "on its tail"; from Egyptian jʿr.t (iaret), "rearing cobra"), a stylized, up-right form of an Egyptian cobra that in ancient times, used to symbolize sovereignty, royalty, deity, and divine authority.

Notes on the symbolism of serpents in ancient Egypt:

In Ancient Egypt, where the earliest written cultural records exist, the serpent appears from the beginning to the end of their mythology. Ra and Atum ("he who completes or perfects") became the same god, Atum, the "counter-Ra," was associated with earth animals, including the serpent: Nehebkau ("he who harnesses the souls") was the two headed serpent deity who guarded the entrance to the underworld. He is often seen as the son of the snake goddess Renenutet. She often was confused with (and later was absorbed by) their primal snake goddess Wadjet, the Egyptian cobra, who from the earliest of records was the patron and protector of the country, all other deities, and the pharaohs. Hers is the first known oracle. She was depicted as the crown of Egypt, entwined around the staff of papyrus and the pole that indicated the status of all other deities, as well as having the all-seeing eye of wisdom and vengeance. She never lost her position in the Egyptian pantheon.

Hawk's PrisonEdit

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The walls of the bright chamber preceding Hawk's Prison, whose floor is covered with a large clock, bear various depictions of knights that shield themselves from fire-breathing dragons.

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