There is a history of women crushing heads in the Bible, and Mary is included. Intrigued? Tune in to learn more.
In Christian art and iconography, Mary is often depicted crushing the head of the serpent. This image is a reference to the prophecy in the Book of Genesis, where God tells the serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel” (Genesis 3:15). The woman referred to in this passage is understood by Christians to be Mary, and her offspring is Jesus. The crushing of the serpent’s head represents the ultimate victory of God over sin and evil through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Mary is often portrayed in this way to emphasize her role in God’s plan for salvation and her power as a spiritual intercessor. Her triumph over the serpent serves as a symbol of hope and redemption for Christians, and a reminder that evil will ultimately be defeated.