The Ouroboros has been important
in religious and mythological imagery,
used in alchemical illustrations,
where it symbolizes the circular nature of their work.
The Ouroboros (also spelled Uroboros and Oroboris),
is an ancient symbol illustrated by a serpent swallowing its own tail,
forming a circle.
From 1600 B.C. in Egypt to the movie: “the Never Ending Story”
the Ouroboros has been found in cultures through out many ages.
The Ouroboros Ring
The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality,
something constantly re-creating itself,
the eternal return,
and other things perceived as cycles
begin anew as soon as they end.
It can also signify
the concept of primordial unity
persisting from the beginning
with such force and quality
it cannot be destroyed.
The Ouroboros Ring for your finger.
This version has a small diamond shape cut into the forehead
symbolizing the “third eye”
adding the concept of perception through illusion;
lightly textured and smooth for comfort and wear ability.
Each ring is made as it is ordered,
providing the recipient to request unusual sizes.
The Ouroboros Ring and Other Rings may be seen at the
created and developed
by Kirk McLaren
of Amulets by Merlin
I have already produced the Ouroboros Ring for some time,
however a gentleman wanted to have something specially made
touching both his Celtic Heritage and his love for the Ouroboros:
the Ouroboros Penannular Brooch!
Ouroboros Penannular Brooch
The Worm Himself
A solid three dimensional carving ,
a fully detailed with a traditional diamond scalded spine.
Unlike a Ladies’ Penannular,
this is a solid ring with a “free” pin.
By his request I created the pin without a head like a sewing needle.
It is worn with the ring of the Ouroboros placed on the cloak
(or Great Kilt)
with the needle piercing the material underneath (after bunching it up a bit!)
the ring thus securing the Brooch and cloak together.
This is a one-of-a-kind piece
with no mold taken for reproduction,
if you wish to have something similar made
(or anything of the kind) simply ask!
has been revered as a Spiritual Symbol
by a multitude of different spiritual paths.
The Egyptians have used them as a symbol of royalty.
The Greeks referred to the Cobra as “ the Little King” or Basilisk.
Snakes in general have been used as symbols
in the Caduceus of medicine.
The Ouroboros is a symbol of eternity
as it swallows it’s own tail.
The Snake Amulet
In the Study of Yoga,
the snake symbolizes Kundalini:
a kind of spiritual energy which may be awakened
and harnessed for a variety of purposes.
Although in some sectors,
the snake has gotten some bad press,
the snake has been viewed as a soul guide,
past life memories,
the wisdom of the Goddess,
Freedom from Religious prosecution
and many other ideas.
This amulet is focused
on the head and cowl of the Cobra,
it’s body disappears beyond sight.
the cobra’s tail disappears into it’s coils,
so too this image shows a snake “without a tail”.
Tongue out and watching your every move,
this snake is focused
and ready to strike if needs be.
To get your Snake Amulet,
be sure to visit my Snake Amulet page
The Ouroboros (also spelled Uroboros and Oroboris), is an ancient symbol illustrated by a serpent swallowing its own tail, forming a circle. From 1600 B.C. in Egypt to the movie: “the Never Ending Story” the Ouroboros has been found through out many ages, cultures and lore.
The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity, something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also signify the concept of primordial unity related to persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be destroyed. The Ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological imagery, used in alchemical illustrations, where it symbolizes the circular nature of the work.
Amulets by Merlin has captured the Ouroboros in an Amulet with a small diamond shape on the forehead symbolizing the “third eye” adding the concept of perception; textured with scales all around it’s body including “belly scales” this is a full three dimensional sculpture of the Famous Ouroboros.
To purchase yours, please visit my Ouroboros Amulet Page.
My latest version of the Worm Ouroboros as an amulet, this custom, one-of-a-kind bronze pendant is two and one quarter inches across and fully detailed with scales, a “diamond” on the third eye and (classically) swallowing it’s tail. As requested by my client, this is a unique piece with no mold taken. Heavy because of it’s size, it is designed to be hung on a sturdy chain through the middle.
I have already made several versions of this piece, one as a custom cloak clasp, and two versions as a ring: one smooth, one with scales. Both of which could be alternately worn as a pendant. This version was designed to be large and developed as a heavy, detailed piece: each scale is textured.
If you are interested in having a similar piece made, please visit my How to order Custom page.