Long ago, the Snake Lady was a magical white serpent who dwelt in the forests of Xinkashi. She often tried to help travelers who were lost and in trouble. They were always alarmed by the appearance of this large white snake, and seldom understood the beautiful snow-white creature meant them no harm.
The Snake Lady was simply fascinated by the other creatures of the world, especially those such as humankind, who had limbs and who walked upon the earth. She wanted to know more about them and how they lived their strange lives, and she wanted to learn their philosophies and ideas, and to share with them her own wisdom, for the snake is one of the wisest creatures of all.