Mary Crushes the Serpent [The first part of the following is from my book, A Place Prepared by God, and the rest is from a good book on exorcism.] Gen. 3:15 & John 19:25-27).” The words “Calvary” and “Galgotha” mean, “the place of the skull.” Again, Jesus calls Mary, “Woman,” because she is present as the New Eve for the crushing of the head of the serpent. The difference turns on who will crush the serpent’s head and whom the serpent tries to strike. Hello! I like very much the tradition of Mary crushing the serpent’s head. In Genesis 3:15 we have what is sometimes called the “proto-gospel,” the first indication of the redemption of mankind from sin. It is the one I was raised with in Catholic school. So many years later I find it fascinating and now choose to believe it is an omen of the need for the Patriarchy to be crushed by women ( … Modern translations use masculine pronouns—”he” and “his”—implying that the seed of the woman is the serpent-crusher. (Genesis 3;15) The first preaching of the gospel was God's announcement of judgement to the serpent. In Genesis 3:15 the Lord God said:** “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.”** So how come the Church teaches that Mary will crush the serpent’s head when in reality it is the Lord Jesus who will crush the enemy’s head. Similarly, in his encyclical on the Virgin Mary, St. John Paul II wrote: And so, there comes into the world a Son, “the seed of the woman” who will crush the evil of sin in its very origins: “he will crush the head of the serpent.” In this passage, God promises to defeat Satan through the operation of “the woman” and “her seed.” Tradition identifies the “the woman” as the Blessed Virgin Mary and “the seed” as our Lord Jesus Christ. The woman would bear a … Historically, there has been a debate over how to translate this … The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, despite everything, will crush the serpent's head under Her heel. Pamela Mitchell March 16, 2018 at 8:37 am. Apocalypse Revealed: How Mary will crush the head of satan. Genesis 3:15 is the called the Proto-Evangelium (or “First-Gospel”). She has trained Her children to the use of a weapon which is also a shield. Jesus calls Mary “woman” from the cross because she is present in the “crushing of the head of the serpent (Cp. The idea is that it—the seed of the woman—will strike the serpent’s head. The Douay-Rheims uses feminine pronouns—”she” and “her”—implying that the woman is the person being described. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.