Venom was one of the first weapons to develop in animals through evolution, preceding speed, stealth and cunning by millions of years. It has evolved independently several times and is now present in 25% of all animal groups, from scorpions to sedentary sea anemones.
Opportunistic humans were quick to find ways to use this natural phenomenon to their advantage - against predators, prey and even human competitors. Venom can be considered a weapon in one of the early forms of biological warfare. Humans using venom as a weapon can be traced back to antiquity. One of its first uses was as coating for arrow tips, used to slow or kill enemies.
Today, it is an invaluable ingredient in many potions and spells dealing with almost any goal, protection, transmutation, stealth, invisibility, and even cursework.
This Snake Venom was bottled in Kerla, found on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India by the infamous snake charmer Chitto Bedia at the beginning of the 40-year ban on snake-charming, which began in 1890. It was kept underground and has aged nicely. Be sure to test potency before using this venom in any potion or spellwork.
(THIS IS NOT REAL Snake Venom, it is a fun holiday decoration and intended for display only! (Contents: food coloring, corn syrup)