As it is written, They hatch cockatrice eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
Ecce Homo! Behold the man. Immediately one intuits two distinct–opposed, but not contradictory–meanings of this cipher.
Behold the Lamb! (Which taketh away the sins of the world.)
Behold the Wolf! (Which addeth wickedness upon wickedness.)
Both are present within historical humanity. Caveat Emptor. Let the reader beware!