While fleeing from Aristaeus, she was bitten by a serpent and died.
You serpent! cried several voices.
In the former woman appears as the serpent whose trail is over all; in the latter, written twenty-five years after the event, she is the guardian angel abused and maltreated by men.
This work, generally known as the chronicle of Weihenstephan, gives among other legends a curious history of the emperor's passion for a dead woman, caused by a charm given to Charles by a serpent to whom he had rendered justice.
Yancey expertly caught the head of the serpent between the forks of a stick and bent over to pick it up.