What was the Great Serpent Mound and Where is the Great Serpent Mound located?

The most famous and well-preserved effigy mound, called the Great Serpent Mound, is located near present-day Peebles, Ohio, where it can still be seen today.

Dating from the time of the Adena Culture, the mound is about 5 feet tall, 20 feet across, and nearly a mile long. From the air, it looks like a gigantic uncoiling snake with its mouth open, ready to swallow an egg.

The mound may represent the horned serpent, a character in many Indian stories.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

Leave a Comment