"In Greek mythology Python, serpent, was the earth-dragon of Delphi, always represented in Greek sculpture and vase-paintings as a serpent. She presided at the Delphic oracle, which existed in the cult center for her mother, Gaia, Earth, Pytho being the place name that was substituted for the earlier Krisa. Hellenes considered the site to be the center of the earth, represented by a stone, the omphalos or navel, which Python guarded."
From the wikipedia article Python (pythology) (nice typo! :).
In computer fields
python is a programmin language and Delphi too. Oracle is a software company and you wonder where their inspiration came from.