This story is symbolic for how one can create desires that unfulfilled can bite and hurt - the Hydra. A many headed ugly beast. That when one cuts off the head of one desire 2 grow back in its place. These desires untamed can bite and cause pain and endanger human being. So visualizing this scene the marsh the rock the trees set alight by the helper. See the many headed ugly beast and from the Self as the Hero. Taking the fiery brands from the helper or sybolically the Guardian Angel and as our True Self -Soul Spirit Ego cutting off the heads -the desires and using the fiery brand (mind fire) given by the helper to perminantly destroy harmful desires. The scene is a swamp that signifies the Subconscious.
Talisman of Archangel Michael protection
The Star of Fire the protection and Love of the Archangel Michael
40 x 30 cm oils canvas, May 2012 by MAthew Imanuel BUy