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A circular symbol of a snake or dragon devouring its tail, standing for infinity or wholeness.
He had the mark of the Ouroboros on his hand.
by Morava March 05, 2007
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An ancient symbol frequently used in alchemical illustrations to symbolize the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. Often represents self-reflexitivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly recreating itself thus illustrating the Nietzschean concept of eternal recurrence.
Hey look at that ouroboros that Carl Jung illustrated.
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A symbol that depicts a snake or dragon eating its own tail, usually associated with some religious groups or old age practices such as alchemy. It was said the symbol was dicovered on the Silk Road and was named by Greek travelers.
Ouroboros would make an awesome tattoo.
by Yep Nope September 07, 2005
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A symbol of a dragon eating it's own tail and meaning that it is a self sustaing everlasting creature. The Ouroboros symbol first originated in the egyptian book of the dead. It is also used by greeks and alchemist.
If something recycles it relates to the Ouroboros
by thepariah65 January 23, 2011
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The act of self fellatio. Named after the serpent that eats its own tail, the Ouroboros is generally regarded as an act of extreme self-loathing.
"This said, his guilty hand pluck'd his piece, and as the grim Ouroboros he did feast."
-- Shakespeare, the Rape of Lucrece.
by BenR18 July 25, 2011
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