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1. Record Number: 8521
Author(s): Higgins, Sydney.
Title : Playing the Serpent: Devil, Virgin, or Mythical Beast? [The author briefly traces the development of representations of the serpent in the Garden of Eden in the later Middle Ages. First it was a natural-looking snake, then a winged monster, and finally it had a woman's head and chest on top of a snake's body. Higgins goes on to consider the depiction of the serpent in plays, specifically the Cornish "Ordinalia" (midfourteenth century) and "The Creation of the World" (midsixteenth century). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: European Medieval Drama , 2., ( 1998):  Pages 207 - 214.
Year of Publication: 1998.