Genesis God prophecies of Indo-European Demigods

Gods curse for the serpent in the Garden of Eden refers to Serpent Slaying Heroes

Genesis 3:15. This is often interpreted as the first messianic prophecy, where God is addressing the serpent. The full verse goes like this:

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

In this passage, God is foretelling the future conflicts between the descendants of the woman (the mothers of heroes, demigods and prophets) and the descendants of the serpent (the snake like monsters that the Godly had to face). The promise that “he will crush your head” is interpreted by many as a prophecy of the eventual victory of the Messiah over evil, despite a temporary setback or “strike” represented by the serpent’s bite to the heel.

The idea of a hero or champion battling a serpent or dragon, is a widespread theme in world mythology. Indra, a prominent god in Hindu mythology, is known for his battle with the serpent Vritra, Apollo slew the serpent Python, Perseus killed the Gorgon Medusa, and more

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