It's a snake-like serpent which came upon the landscape and created the rivers and streams and waterholes.
A column of water arose and formed into a great serpent, and the head of the serpent was that of a woman.
A colossal black serpent , with a dragon's head, wings, and legs, was twisted around itself like a giant knot.
She told him to take the serpent 's teeth and sow them in the ground.
The feathered serpent flew up into the air, his body glowing in a heavenly way.
The serpent finished wrapping itself around him and began to constrict him.
The dragon and the serpent flew into the clouds and it started to rain heavily.
The serpent coiled, tensing to spring forth once more.
In the original, Krishna lies sleeping on the twelve-headed demon serpent .
Focusing intently on the object, he was relatively relieved to discover that it was a copper sphere with a serpent wrapped around it, not the grim skull that he expected to see.