For as long as humans have been on earth, we have respected, deified, and worshiped animals. We celebrate their sacred powers and meaning, in rituals and festivities that continue to this day. Travel with us around the globe as we explore and explain our spiritual connection with peacocks and snakes. The Ancient Greeks, for example, saw the peacock as sacred to the goddess Hera. For the Ancient Egyptians, a lunar eclipse occurred when a giant snake swallowed the moon.