BOOK FOUR: BEL AND THE SERPENT
In Christian symbolism, the serpent or dragon represents the devil. The Bible story of Daniel shows that the Christian faith can overcome any beast from hell. Daniel exposed the Babylonians idol ‘Bel’ as a fraud and killed it. The King was not too happy with that and Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den for six days and survived.
In parts of Africa the dragon is also considered as an evil power, and it was believed to be the result of the unnatural union of an eagle and a she-wolf.