"By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way. Because by the seventh century, the Druids had pretty much disappeared. "
"In the previous part II of the article we discussed some typical Goddess myths as they can be found in many an Alpine valley; myths that tell us about the magical powers of the Goddess. In one type of lore we learned how being in sync with nature and therefore with the Goddess increases our wealth. In the other type of stories we explored the magical gifts given by the Goddess. Both stories, however, end with the vanishing of that magic, with the people failing to stay connected with the Goddess and her powers."
To better understand the enormous importance of these mythical women we have to look at the Goddess trinity the Celts, and their ancestors, worshipped. In the Alps, there seemed to have been a Goddess cult devoted to the “Three Bethen,” Wilbeth, Ambeth, and Borbeth. In this form of Goddess trinity, Wilbeth, often depicted with a wheel (symbolizing the sun) and dressed in white, represents the young woman. Ambeth, shown with a “worm,” a mixture between snake and dragon representing the dark unconscious female power, symbolizes the grown woman and mother.