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Gnostic sects who attached special importance to the serpent; it is not clear whether they were connected. Since the serpent induced Adam and Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge (Gen. 3), it might be expected that it would have an honourable place among the Gnostics, but some sects saw it as a hostile power.

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