The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily
Format: Global Grey edition
Pages (PDF): 29
Publication Date: 1795
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The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily is a fairy tale by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published in 1795. The story revolves around the crossing and bridging of a river, which represents the divide between the outer life of the senses and the ideal aspirations of the human being. It has been claimed that it was born out of Goethe’s reading of The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz and that it is full of esoteric symbolism.