Indiana Jones is famous for using a whip as his primary weapon and tool of choice for most situations. Equally well known about him, and a major part of his character, is his fear of snakes.
Given all of the items Indy could have been written with, a whip seems to be the most snake-like of all of them. Is there any intentional connection between these two parts of his character? Or am I just looking for connections where there is none?