Does snake eating its own tail?
Scientists say snakes that eat other snakes may mistake their own tails as that of a prey, and once they begin swallowing their tails, they have perhaps no way of knowing that they are eating themselves. Some experts even say that snakes mostly do this when they are really stressed.
What does ouroboros symbolize?
Known as the oldest allegorical symbol in alchemy, the ouroboros represented the concept of eternity and endless return. Like the sun, the ouroboros underwent a journey of its own. From Egypt, it found its way to the Greek alchemists of Hellenistic Alexandria.
What mythology is ouroboros?
The ouroboros or uroboros (/u02ccju028au0259ru0259u02c8bu0252ru0259s/) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The ouroboros entered Western tradition via ancient Egyptian iconography and the Greek magical tradition. It was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy.