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In the traditional patriarchal story of Genesis, the serpent is associated with evil, betrayal and deception, and Eve is personified in the serpent as temptress. Depicted as the author of sin, Eve is assigned full responsible for having enlightened man to his true nature. As a symbol of spiritual power, the serpent represents the awakened self, and is associated with the concept of immorality, reinforcing the association with base desires. Allegorically the serpent signifies the sexual nature of mankind, and the awakening of this. Further, the serpent is alluded to as Eve's first consort as the logical conclusion to its’ immoral and deceptive nature and appears as an idealized image of sin and of Satan.