In Greek mythology, Python was a great serpent, daughter of Gea, mother Earth, The snake lived in a grotto near Delphi, on Mount Parnassus, and there guarded the oracle. The god Apollo killed Python, demanded the oracle for himself and since then was known as Apollo Pythius. A snake - goddess is mentioned in Secrets of the Ancient World was the guide used by game masters of the Hercules & Xena Roleplaying Game by West End Games.

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