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The Snake Temple in Penang was build in the memory of Chor Soo Kong by a Buddhist monk who had immigrated to Penang. Chor Soo Kong had healing powers and had given shelter to snakes when he lived in the jungle. As the story goes, snakes entered the temple after completing and have never left to pay respect to Chor Soo Kong. The Snake Temple original name was the "Temple of the Azure Cloud" in honor of the beauty of Penang's sky. The temple is dedicated to a deity called Cheng Swee Chor Soo.
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God sent a plague of serpents to punish Israelites for their disobedience. They repented, asking Moses to intercede. God told him to make brazen serpent and all those bitten could look on serpent and recover. Bible Numbers 21.5. Copperplate engraving c1804.
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Victorian comic valentine crudely hand-coloured accompanied by a verse of printed doggerel:- With stealthy slide you wend your way, And only strike behind, I dread to think of things you say, What pleasure can you find ? But some day you will meet your match, Your poison will run dry, For other folks can bite and scratch, When you least think them nigh. These comic valentines were masterpieces of the grotesque, venomous in humour, spiteful and rude, expressing anything but love. These type of valentines, this one measures approx 9 x 22 inches, are also known as Long Jokers or Long Comics:- "The latest fashion is long Valentines, and it will be a long time before any better ones are found. They contain hits of very general application and whoever gets one will long remember it."