Naga are an ancient mythological race of semi-divine serpent beings. They were first depicted in ancient Vedic Hindu mythology and oral folklore as early as 5000 B. They are extremely gifted shape-shifters, able to assume any shape they desire.
Statuette of Serapis Agathodaemon. Bronze, Egypt , Roman period, National Archeology Museum, Athens This demonstrates how radical the changes were in Egyptian art were in the Greek Ptolemaic period and Roman Provincial period
Zeus Meilichios, Votive relief. Marble. Found in Pangrati, Athens. Zeus Meilichios is depicted in the symbolic form of the snake. A family of suppliants is shown at the left, on a much smaller scale. The inscription states that the relief was dedicated by Aristomenes. 350 - 300 B.C.