Able to manipulate humans with their gaze, serpents often occupy the highest positions in society.
Fire serpents that have the ability to manipulate and control fire. Drakon are the inspiration behind dragons. Their fiery tempers have sometimes drawn the notice of humans. In the 17th century one of their battles got so out of hand that they burnt down central London, becoming known as The Great Fire of London.
Water serpents that can manipulate and control water. Their name derives from the hydra of Lerna. It was said that every time it got its head chopped off multiple ones would grow back in its place. This has led to hydra often being called two-faced.
Serpents who manipulate and control air. The giant that their name derives from was said by the ancient writer Hesiod to make the “sound of a lion, relentless of heart; and at another, sounds like whelps, wonderful to hear; and again, at another, he would hiss, so that the high mountains re-echoed”. Some say their tempers run high and they are stormy by nature.
A manipulator and controller of earth. The Mythical Ladon was said to guard the golden apples of the Hesperides. This legend later fed into Christian lore and brought about the story of the serpent tempting Eve. As a result, ladon are often viewed as a little devilish.