The serpent, a mighty animal which is often depicted as turncoats and liars, the magnificent creature that is the snake has more values to offer than all the negative things people see it as.
During the early times of the Viking's era, they hold a considerably honorable value to the sign of the snake, looking at a few ancient artifacts Snake design is extremely popular in Viking runic stones and it is said to symbolize a mother in honor of her lost son who went to fight the enemy, this sign is also known as the Gripsholm Runestone. So there is one very positive and note-worthy quality of the symbolism of the snake.
Bravery and selflessness, it is a trait that is rarely seen among people nowadays, in the modern world we humans grew to be more self-centered and egocentric and this kind of mindset always leads to no good as extreme selfishness is in all ways bad.
But luckily, Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life. So this shows us that it is not too late to change our egocentric ways.