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The Puppet Company - Large Creatures - Snake PC009711, 170 centimeters

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Vatamanu Nicolae: "Esculap reincarnat in Glycon, sarpele cu plete", Viața Medicală 1972, No.7 pg 333–335 Here’s another painting craft. They can trace a snake shape on paper and add a coat of paint. After letting the painted snake dry, they can cut it out, and then add googly eyes and felt pieces for the skin and tongue. Spread and influence [ edit ] Bronze coin of Antoninus Pius minted in Abonoteichos and showing the snake god Glycon with the legend “ΓΛVΚΩΝ ΑΒΩΝΟΤΕΙΧΕΙΤΩΝ” (29 mm, 16.89 g) Glycon also spelled Glykon ( Ancient Greek: Γλύκων Glýkōn, gen: Γλύκωνος Glýkōnos), was an ancient snake god. He had a large and influential cult within the Roman Empire in the 2nd century, with contemporary satirist Lucian providing the primary literary reference to the deity. Lucian claimed Glycon was created in the mid-2nd century by the Greek prophet Alexander of Abonoteichos. Lucian was ill-disposed toward the cult, calling Alexander a false prophet and accusing the whole enterprise of being a hoax: Glycon himself was supposedly a hand puppet. [1] Macedonian cultural roots [ edit ]

Having declared himself a ceremonial magician in 1993, the English comic book writer and occultist Alan Moore later described himself as a devotee of Glycon, preferring the belief in a hoax deity "because [he is] not likely to start believing that glove puppet created the universe or anything dangerous like that." [6] See also [ edit ]With Valentine’s Day approaching, this might be the cutest snake craft to try out! Your kids can work on their motor skills as they cut up the heart shapes and glue all of the pieces together. Greek text of Lucian: Alexander or the False Prophet, with modern Greek translation by A.M. Harmon, 1925

Add some small beads at the end, tie a knot to secure and trim the excess cord. Either draw or glue on googly eyes to make eyes for your snake. Cut a length of cord approx. 100cm long and tie each end onto the snakes head and body making your marionette. Now let your snake wiggle! This craft is a good test of your kids’ ability to follow instructions. They can watch the video to learn exactly how to fold paper to make the snake’s body shape. Don’t forget to add the tongue, eyes, and nose! You can play the original Snake if you want to relive the beautiful simplicity of the early iterations. Popular Snake Games Or, what about giving these mini stress toys a go? These are a really lovely tool to have on hand to cultivate a little mindfulness, and they’re fun to make. Pictures of Jungle and Rainforest Animals - These photos are a great way to show children the different animals which live in the jungle habitat. You could use them as a discussion prompt - what do think about the animal just from the picture?Storage & organisation Furniture Textiles Kitchenware & tableware Kitchens Lighting Decoration Rugs, mats & flooring Beds & mattresses Baby & children Smart home Bathroom products Laundry & cleaning Plants & plant pots Home electronics Home improvement Outdoor living Food & beverages Christmas Shop Shop by room By 160, the worship of Glycon had undoubtedly spread beyond the Aegean. An inscription from Antioch of that date records a slogan, "Glycon protect us from the plague-cloud" that is consistent with the description we have from Lucian. Also in that year the governor of Asia, Publius Mummius Sisenna Rutilianus, declared himself protector of Glycon's oracle. The governor later married Alexander's daughter. According to Lucian, another Roman governor, of Cappadocia, was led by Glycon's oracle to his death in Armenia, and even the Emperor himself was not immune to the cult: Marcus Aurelius sought prophesies from Alexander and his snake god.

As the cult had an established popularity with the lower social strata, [2] and later several important Roman functionaries and officials were counted among the believers in Glycon and the prophecies of Alexander, [3] including the Emperor at the time, Marcus Aurelius. [4] Such endorsement by the ruling classes coupled with pre existing superstitions of serpents as possessing healing powers, the cult of Glycon likely found no shortage of converts and adherents in new areas of the Roman world. a b Tacheva-Hitova, Margarita (1 December 1983). Eastern Cults in Moesia Inferior and Thracia (5th Century B.C.-4th Century A.D.). Brill Publishers. p.276. ISBN 9004295739. Begin threading cardboard discs, bottle tops and wooden beads to make the body of your snake. Add a wooden bead on the inside of each bottle tops, this creates a space between the bottle top and the next cardboard disc, allowing your snake to undulate. You can cut up paper plates into a spiral shape to create snake bodies. Then, you can let your kids glue different colored pieces of tissue paper to their snakes to create unique snakeskin patterns. Add a tongue and eyes to complete the craft! Here’s a cool snake toy that’s best suited to older learners because they must use a mending needle to thread string through cork pieces. After it’s complete, you can watch them drag around their new pet snake!Begin by drawing around a bottle top on the cardboard. We cut approximately 25 cardboard discs the same size as the milk bottle tops to make the snake body and 5 smaller cardboard discs for the tail. If you want to make your snake longer, just cut more discs! Pentassarion issued under Roman emperor Philip II. in Marcianopolis. Reverse showing a Glycon coiled left, with beard. For all those kiddos excited by our creepy crawly friends, they'll love these minibeast role-play masks. What would a caterpillar and a butterfly have a natter about? Would the butterfly give him some advice on how to perform the ultimate glow-up in nature, perhaps?

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