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.
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