Saint Patrick Drove Out The Snakes From Ireland. What Kind Of Snakes Were They?
From my reading:
"The Druids called themselves the "Naddreds" which is Gaelic for "Serpent Priests." The Druids or Naddreds held the symbol of the Serpent and Dragon in the highest honor as the symbol of royalty. It was recorded the Druid Arphaxad referred to himself as thus: "I am a Serpent." The main symbol was a serpent wrapped around a rod or a tree. The title Dragon is passed down from Latin Draco which means "Serpent" " http://goo.gl/Jf3neX