Ouroboros

 
 
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POSTED: October 23, 2021
 
 
 
 
 

A quick note to self, occasioned by the fact that I read a word in a review of a comic book that I had to go away and look up. When a dragon or a serpent eats its own tail it forms a symbol usually known as an Ouroboros.

This symbol has a long history that starts in China, passes through Ancient Egypt, and goes onto to include gnosticism and alchemy.

Wikipedia might prove a useful starting point, if you want to know more.