“Christ became man through the Virgin, so that the disobedience caused by the serpent should end in the same way in which it had begun.
Indeed, Eve, virgin and intact, having conceived the word of the serpent, bore disobedience and death; the Virgin Mary, having conceived faith and joy, answered: “May it be done unto me according to Your will.”
So He was born of Her, the One of whom so many Scriptures speak. By Him God destroyed the empire of the serpent and of those who, angels or men, have become like him; and he frees from death those who repent of their sins and believe in Him.”
Saint Justin (2nd century)