TANGLED DRAPERIES THAT FORM AN IMAGE OF THE FEARSOME SNAKE-GOD
In all parts of the world superstitions with snakes are to be found.
The brazen serpent of the Children of Israel, the snake-symbol of the
Bacchanalia, and the snake-gods of Mexico and Australia indicate the
universality of the awe and cult of mysticism, in its various forms,
that have centred in this uncanny reptile. In the photograph a crude
representation of a snake has been made, and upon the head rests a crown.
The effigy is hauled from place to place, and the populace turn out and
bring various offerings, the whole ceremony creating great excitement
in the remote Tibetan villages