Nüwa was a serpent deity from ancient Chinese mythology. Sometimes she is pictured as a gorgeous woman, other times she is shown possessing a woman’s head but the body of a powerful snake. Nüwa was the creator of humankind and remained a powerful benefactor to people and all living creatures (many of which were also her handiwork).
The serpent is a sign of the Healer, High Priestess, Shamaness, and Visionary. Snake power is a radical power, both dangerous and transformative. The Crone Goddess, rules menopause, “a powerful time of self-creation and self-government that could produce visions and create magic.” For a woman to use her will and creativity for her own benefit is frightening for some men. (Ellis) By Joyce Tenneson.