Reptilse are vertebrate animals of a class that includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises. They are distinguished by having a dry scaly skin and typically laying soft-shelled eggs on land. Their symbolic meaning is culturally defined.

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Symbolic meaning of reptiles

The symbolic meaning of reptiles tends to depend on the cultural context.

In Indo-European cultures, snakes, e.g., usually are a symbol of evil, of cunning and deceit. Think, e.g., of the story of Adam and Eve.

In Latin-American and Far Esstern cultures, on the other hand, reptiles typically are symbols of strength, courage, wisdom

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Extraterrestrial Reptiles

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