The Serpent’s Rebuke

There has been much written concerning the Nag Hammadi Scrolls, discovered in the Egyptian desert in 1945 and the Dead Sea Scrolls, found in a cave 20 miles east of Jerusalem between 1947 and 1956.  Certain correlations between the two sets of documents have been recorded and released for public scrutiny and discussion.  However other documents, The Book of Thomas and the Sophia of Christ to name two, have been kept out of the public interest as they do not correlate with the way organised religion has interpreted the beginning, middle and end of human existence.  One scroll in particular has been held back.  Due to it’s inflammatory nature, those in authority believe it may bring about total chaos in all corners of man’s influence.  Church and State, not too dissimilar to one another, have held their silence.  Now, I feel man is ready to learn of this scroll, The Scroll of The Serpent’s Rebuke.

The Fall of Man, according to biblical history, occurred when Eve ate the fruit from The Tree of Knowledge, tempted by Satan in his guise of serpent.  The blame for this, firstly placed on Eve for not listening to God, but mostly on the the serpent for tempting her in the first place.  Eve, rightly so, should have listened to her elders, but Satan (or Lucifer – Light Bearer), who was angry with his father, may not be wholly to blame.

The papyrus scroll was found in 1950, amongst other documents at an archaeological dig site in Northern Iraq, on the borders between Iraq, Syria and Turkey, effectively in the area known as Mesopotamia.  The following is translated from the original Aramaic.

“I The Light Bearer write these words to ensure the truth be known. I write of my life just after my fall from grace. I fear I can fall no further. A fellow of infinite mystery and terror appeared to me during my slumber. He had eyes of emeralds and skin of the softest most luxuriant hair of all of the creatures upon earth. He wore the finest robe of purple and scarlet, and appeared bejewelled with the very stars of Heaven. He rode in a chariot, huge as a behemoth egg and pulled by a thousand mice. He spake with fire and roared his creed into my very heart and soul. I was sore afraid I can tell thee.

He said unto me…

‘You. Yes you. Come hear and listen to me. I have something of import to impart upon you. Go tell those hairless apes over there to eat the fruit off that tree they were told not to’.

I bowed my head and cried I was unable to do it, for fear of the repercussions. This held no sway with The Furry One. His voice became louder and filled with great wrath.  And he said…

‘I beg your pardon. Who the hell do you think you are? Do it… Do it… ‘.

I was sore afraid and did as he asked. I did not sleep and my soul wrestled with my conscience. The wrath of The Lord appeared over me and there was nothing I could do as I had been struck dumb with fear. I tried to explain of my visitation from The Traveller, but the Lord was mightily angry. As the Lord, weeping, opened the gates of paradise to cast out the most original of sinners, his most precious creation, to their fate, and thus create the fate of the world, I saw a flash of purple and scarlet disappear and the sounds of a thousand mice gallop into the distance. I heard laughter and and a voice shouting…

‘I Am Zaus. I Am He’.

I wept and cried…

‘What have I done… what have I done?’.

The scroll ends here.


Figure 1: 16th Century bible plate, artist unknown


Other evidence in much more recent history, also suggest of a visitor to The Garden of Eden.  Figure 1 shows a 16th century bible plate, showing Adam and Eve, and a certain hirsute figure standing behind the tree.  Notice, no serpent.

Figure 2: Albrecht Durer engraving - Adam and Eve, 1504


Figure 2 shows a wood carving by German artist Albrect Durer.  Notice at the bottom of the tree is a rather feline character.  The cat is said to represent Choler, one of the Four Temperaments.  These Four were kept in check before the fall.  The Choleric character is dominating and has ambition, energy and passion, generally ruling the other three.  This describes the character of The Traveller in the Serpent’s Scroll quite well.

The scroll is now held in one of the most secure of Zaus Vaults.  This author believes it is held ‘off world’, due to the very nature of it’s contents.

Recent discoveries in translation have thrown new light on a smaller addendum to the original scroll, relating in particular to the The Traveller’s mode of transport.  The chariot is said to have been pulled by ‘… a thousand mice’, though the mice appear not to be the usual mode of propulsion, and only used as a pre-historical temporary repair.  Scholars were struggling with several of the words used in the original scroll, but now believe something like the following is now a rough translation:

‘Bloody carburettor’s flooded again.  Where are those ruddy mice?’.

As there is no Aramaic word for carburettor, there was a confusion over the words ‘air’ and ‘power’ and how they were written in conjunction to one another.  The word ‘mice’ was easy to translate, but again was used in conjunction with the word ‘substitute’, and again scholars were perplexed.  However, more recent notes discovered regarding an ‘egg of giant proportions’ and a method of transport brings these two aspects of Zaus together.


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